Hellmann continues expansion with Itella deal
By: David Howells
07 February 2012
A new partnership between Hellman Logistics and Itella Logistics could see jobs created in Bradford, Lichfield and Basildon, mhwmagazine.co.uk reports.
Scandinavian based Itella Logistics has struck a deal with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK to provide operations in Denmark and Sweden. The deal follows Itella's partnership with Hellmann Germany, with the two joining forces for central European operations.
Hellman Worldwide Logistics UK will continue to operate from its UK bases, with the new deal seeing Bradford and Lichfield becoming both import and export hubs for the trailers, whilst their Basildon dept will handle just imports.
The deal is the second for Hellman, which recently announced it was to forge a relationship with Deutsche Transport Compagnie in Nuremberg to serve the Baltic and Russian markets. The expansion could mean Hellman Logistics is looking at hiring drivers over the coming months to help manage the increased workload.
Speaking to digitalnewsroom.co.uk of the deal, Hellmann UK's commercial director Matthew Marriott explained: "While our relationship with our previous partner was extremely strong, working with Itella will allow us to increase Hellmann's presence even further in Denmark and Sweden, and offer even more efficient, reliable and regular shipments to our customers.
"Through the success of Hellmann Germany's relationship with Itella we know that it is a trusted partner and we have no doubt that our UK imports and exports will see clear benefits as a result of this move."
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