The new team is being headed up by Richard Wheatcroft, an experienced professional who has worked for organisations in the Bradford area for over 30 years. Richard joined DSV in October 2016 to take on the day-to-day responsibilities of the Yorkshire client portfolio. The teams’ immediate focus will be on delivering an enhanced service to existing clients, and from the beginning of February they will look after all DSV’s Yorkshire-based customers.
Chris Malyon, Director Sales, Marketing and Customer Services for DSV commented on the investment: “Bradford and the Yorkshire region have always been very important for DSV Road and we already work with great clients in many market sectors such as textiles, automotive, chemicals and heavy manufacturing. We also see significant potential for growth in this area and are keen to build on our existing relationships across the county by delivering even better customer service.”
The opening of this new facility will benefit Yorkshire clients with daily groupage services to multiple destinations including Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine. Those European countries not mentioned will be serviced via our existing twice-weekly departures.
The new office is also ideally located for easy access to the M62 and M1, and is in a shared user facility with one of DSV’s key partners in the region, Expect Distribution. Rebekah Kemp, Director Strategic Sales, comments on this new partnership, "We believe there is a strong synergy between the two businesses that can extensively support the growth and development of both companies."
Rebekah further explains the benefits of the new Bradford office, “We are confident that the new facility will be great news for our customers in Yorkshire, linking into our comprehensive wider domestic and international networks, and within easy reach of our Immingham Distribution Centre, which itself has recently been linked in to our UK Domestic Network. We are sure, that our focus on operational excellence will help us achieve our aim of becoming Yorkshire’s leading European road freight provider.”
Globally, DSV Road is a leading logistics provider with more than 20,000 trailers on the road everyday. The division can deliver full, part load and groupage shipments, as well as offer short delivery times and flexible transportation services for all types of cargo. With local offices in 32 countries DSV Road handles more than 30 million shipments a year across a comprehensive range of products and services.