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£10m pallet deal for Flintshire rock salt company Dandy

A FLINTSHIRE rock salt supplier has signed a £10m deal with a pallet network provider.

Dandy’s Rock Salt confirmed the tie-up with Chester Palletforce member, Farralls Transport.

The contract is worth an estimated £10m over the next seven years.

The deal sees Farralls become the sole pallet network provider for award-winning Dandy’s, in the UK, for the next two years; with a view to extend the deal in 2013 by an additional five years.

Over the past three cold and icy winters, Dandy’s were able to continuously supply the general public, businesses and the emergency services with their much needed de-icing grit.

With the last three winter periods in the UK being the worst seen in over two decades and with this season set to be the coldest yet, it was pivotal Dandy’s ensure that they had a sole provider that would excel all year round, no matter the weather or volume of pallets being sent out.

The deal, is the result of an enormous amount of hard work and customer service by manager Paul Mather and the team at Farralls Transport, as well as other Palletforce members delivering Dandy’s freight over the past eight months.

Adam Dandy, managing director of Dandy’s Rock Salt, said: “Farralls Transport are absolutely second to none.

“They are permanently focused on continuously improving their service to us, with weekly meetings taking place with our logistics supervisor and general manager.

“They listen to our concerns and act quickly to meet our needs; Mike, Mark and Elaine Farrall and their whole team have given us the confidence to commit to them as our sole provider for the foreseeable future.”

He added: “As a user of pallet networks for over five years we have tried many other suppliers and can wholeheartedly say that the service our customers receive from the Palletforce central hub in Burton-on-Trent, and from the entire network as a whole is, without doubt, the best in the industry.”

The Dandy’s contract also includes the distribution for all of the company’s spring and summer goods from their garden related websites, Dandy’s Topsoil and Dandys Garden Centre.

In July Dandy’s Landscape Supplies Centre was given permission for a secure 70-space lorry park on its Deeside Industrial Park base. The facility – with showers, toilets and a 24-hour canteen – will serve the A550, A548 and A55.

Visit http://www.dandysrocksalt.co.uk.