HURST DRIVES AHEAD WITH NEW DELIVERY FLEET

Hurst Plastics has stolen another march in the industry with a major investment into a fleet of new delivery vehicles. The leading door panel and composite door manufacturer has purchased 15 brand new eco-friendly Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans as part of an ambitious £500,000 investment programme into company vehicles. The move, which swiftly follows the company’s investment into new vehicles for its national sales team, will help Hurst Plastics to further improve operational efficiency and enhance customer service. Mark Atkinson, Hurst Plastics’ Sales Director, explains: “As part of our continuous development programme, we have made a number of investments across the board to help us achieve growth and maintain our industry-leading standards of customer service. This is a significant venture for Hurst Plastics and one which is fundamental to the service we offer our customers. “We are incredibly proud to deliver more than 99% of our doors on our own fleet. This record surpasses the industry norm and gives us far greater control over our lead times. By being transparent in all aspects of our supply chain, we are able to maximise efficiency, whilst minimising delays and this makes a valuable contribution to how effectively our customers can run their businesses.” The Hurst Plastics fleet delivers throughout the whole of the UK and consistently maintains an on-time in-full record of above 98.5%. Jon Brake, Hurst Plastics’ Transport Manager, adds: “As part of our strict environmental policy, we opted for eco-friendly vehicles which are designed to meet Euro 6 emissions. Euro 6 is the most stringent emissions standard, which aims to eliminate most of the exhaust pollutants that have an impact on air quality. Despite taking on more sizeable contracts, we’ve also continued to streamline all deliveries [...]