Freightliner has been awarded a 5-year contract with The Malcolm Group, which signifies the start of a long-term future relationship.

The Freightliner service which began on 3 September runs from Daventry to Grangemouth covering two overnight services seven days a week, moving up to 36 platforms of domestic product each way.

This service which supports Malcolm’s strategy to connect the golden triangle within the central belt of Scotland, benefits from a 25% increase in the volume of goods which can be moved due to using Freightliner lighter wagons, which in turn creates greater efficiencies throughout the supply chain.

The Malcolm Group are using Freightliner’s Omnia tool which provides real-time data at their fingertips covering running times, live tracking of their containers and a view into carbon emissions.

Andrew Malcolm, The Malcolm Group CEO said:

“We are delighted to be working with Freightliner and look forward to enhancing our existing services and developing new opportunities with the Freightliner team for the benefit of our customers.”

In response to the new business contract, Genesee & Wyoming UK/Europe CEO Tim Shoveller, said:

“We are delighted to be supporting The Malcolm Group on this service and look forward to building our long term future relationship.”

Tim presented Andrew with ‘The Malcolm Group’ plaque to mark this relationship at The Donald Malcolm Heritage Centre in Linwood, which will be accompanied by a locomotive naming ceremony in the following weeks

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