New contract win for Maritime Transport (and Volvo)

Maritime Transport has announced a new contract win with Oak Furniture Land, their first with the leading retailer of solid hardwood furniture.

From humble beginnings, the retailer has come a long way since their inception a decade ago and have grown rapidly into a market-leader and household name.

The expansion of Oak Furniture Land shows no signs of slowing as they continue to grow, having forged a tremendous reputation for providing quality products at a great price with minimal lead times, which has led their name to appearing no less than five times on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list.

“We are delighted to have been awarded the opportunity to work with such a progressive business” said Tom Williams, General Manager – Commercial.

“Oak Furniture Land has chartered outstanding growth over the last 10 years and the growth of their distribution centre in St Helens is another exciting chapter in their history. Maritime’s network of depots across the UK will create great synergies with their business and we are very optimistic about supporting their future growth.”

Maritime has also announced that they’ve placed an order for 30 new tractor units from one of their main suppliers, Volvo Trucks.

The order is for 30 FH Globetrotter XL models and comes fresh on the back of an order for 100 new curtainsider trailers that were bought as part of a fleet expansion for Maritime.

“We have been pleased with the fantastic running costs of the Euro-6 Volvos we already have in our fleet, so it made perfect sense to expand on our range with these new vehicles,” said Stuart Wardlaw, Fleet Engineer.

“The feedback we’ve had from our drivers on them has been resoundingly positive as well, which was another factor we bore in mind when preparing this order.”

Mike Corcoran, Commercial Director, Volvo Trucks, said:

“Both Volvo Trucks and our dealer network, are absolutley delighted to continue to be Maritime’s business partner of choice.  The Volvo FH was designed to be the best in its class when it comes to driver comfort, safety and security, and of course, optimising operating costs.  As a leader in its field, Maritime’s values align closely with those of Volvo - not just in terms of quality, but also safety and care for the environment. We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with Maritime as we deliver these 30 new trucks.”

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