Foam manufacturer Recticel has renewed its contract with transport management company 3T Logistics to help improve transport processes and reduce waste in the supply chain.

3T has been working with Recticel since 2012, implementing their SOLO suite of software to help the company automate and manage a range of transport and administration processes. As part of the new contract, 3T will be providing 4PL services at Recticel’s industry-leading insulation site in Stoke-on-Trent.

“We are delighted to be continuing our working relationship with Recticel,” comments Tim Fawkes, MD of 3T Logistics. “The transport element is such a key part of the manufacturing supply chain that it’s important to ensure it is managed as efficiently as possible, both from a customer service and a financial point of view.”

3T manage in excess of £150 million of transport activity annually for a portfolio of clients that includes Linpac Packaging, JCB and Saica. By using their automated systems, customers can save up 20% on their transport costs.

Recticel specialise in the manufacture and conversion of polyurethane foams for a range of industries including insulation, upholstery, transport and healthcare. The organisation has 100 manufacturing sites across 20 countries and employs 8,000 staff worldwide. Their UK operation consists of five sites which manufacture and convert both flexible and rigid foam products.

“Our work with 3T has been hugely beneficial to our company – and our customers, who experience better levels of customer service,” comments Kevin Bohea, Commercial Director at Recticel Insulation. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with them.”

3T (www.3t-europe.com) has developed their own suite of software as a service products including transport management applications which offer the facility to manage loading bay, transport and delivery operations is real time. Based in Leicestershire, the company also has subsidiary offices in Paris and Spain.