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CM Downton, part of EV Cargo, has won a three-year logistics contract with Smurfit Kappa, transporting packaging products from two manufacturing sites in the south-west.

Downton said the contract has ‘excellent synergies’ with its current contracts in the region and would help enhance efficiency and further reduce empty mileage.

CM Downton MD Zac Brown said: “Aligned with EV Cargo, the Downton strategy is focused on growth and delivering supply chain solutions powered by innovation and technology. The addition of this major new contract with Smurfit Kappa has marked our intentions for the year. Leveraging the combined expertise of EV Cargo enables Downton to compete for and secure significant new business.”

Howard Ellison, Smurfit Kappa UK supply chain director, said: “The CM Downton team brings a wealth of experience in the logistics sector. We are looking forward to working collaboratively to help us deliver a sustainable solution to all our valued customers.”

Craig Sears-Black, chief executive officer of EV Cargo Technology will be be talking about ‘Three Efficient and Ethical Supply Chain Innovations’ on Day One of the Automation and Innovation Conference at IntraLogisteX – the UK’s only intralogistics show in 2020 – which takes place on the 31st March and 1st April 2020 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Register your interest now at www.intralogistex.co.uk