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Wincanton helps Magnet cut carbon emissions 04 February 2016

Double-decker trailers represent a UK first in vehicle design

Wincanton has partnered with kitchen and joinery company Magnet to deliver 44 new double-decker trailers, which represent a UK first in vehicle design.

Wincanton has invested £2.0 million in the new articulated trailers, establishing a faster and more fuel efficient supply chain. £600,000 of savings will be delivered and 700 tonnes of carbon emissions cut annually.

The new bespoke-built trailers, which are unique to Magnet in their design, have two decks to maximise the use of every inch of space on every single delivery. The trailers will save over 400,000 miles per year and reduce CO2 emissions by 700 tonnes per year, while delivering the same quantity of products.

Wincanton handles some 33,000 deliveries a year for Magnet, transporting kitchen furniture, appliances and internal joinery products from the Darlington manufacturing plant to nearly 200 showrooms across the UK, via strategic distribution hubs, as well as providing a two-man home delivery service.

In April, Magnet extended its contract with Wincanton by five years, building on a nine-year relationship.