CEMEX deal makes Robinsons rosy

Bulk haulier Robinsons of Worcester has seen off competition from some of the industry’s biggest players to win a prestigious contract from building materials supplier CEMEX UK.

The three-year deal represents a major breakthrough for the family firm after it embarked on an ambitious programme of expansion.

Grant McMillan, CEMEX UK’s inbound process director, said: “We chose Robinsons of Worcester because with each meeting, we grew more impressed with their approach and with the strong level of commitment they demonstrated.

Robinsons has now begun work on the new contract, which entails transporting clay 11 miles from a CEMEX quarry in Southam, Warwickshire, to the biggest of its customer’s three UK cement production plants at Rugby.

The operator has commissioned a new fleet specifically for the job. Dealer Keltruck has supplied 11 Scania G440 tractor units and a 32-tonne Scania P360 – the tractors pull all-aluminium Granalu tipping trailers, while the eight-wheeler’s lightweight body is by the same Spanish manufacturer.

Each 44-tonne combination will make the journey up to seven and sometimes even eight times a day, with payloads typically approaching 31 tonnes. The rigid vehicle, meanwhile, has been commissioned to service a store that cannot be accessed by an artic.