Buffaload Logistics, the UK double-deck operator and trailer rental supplier in the temperature controlled transport industry, has appointed Jim Blaber as Development and Operations Manager Scotland, with responsibility for the company's new distribution hub in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland.
Jim not only brings a wealth of transport management experience – most recently as Operations Manager for JHP Transport Lanark Ltd, and Farm Field Fresh Ltd – but also has a background in retail which makes him ideally qualified to develop Buffaload's new Logistics and Service Centre for Scotland.
From Livingston, Buffaload will provide a nationwide chilled consolidation and distribution service for temperature controlled and ambient loads. The company will also offer a chilled storage and cross-docking service from the Livingston site.
"We are looking to provide a 'one-stop-shop' service for the food producers and retailers throughout Scotland" says Jim, "Buffaload Logistics is a leader in temperature controlled distribution throughout England and Wales and is well known for its double-deck – 'more load, less cost' expertise. Now, it is time to offer this same service and support to the marketplace in Scotland."
"From our strategically located site here in Livingston," adds Jim "we intend to provide a flexible and competitive logistics service upon which the industry can truly rely. We aim to be fully operational by the end of the summer."
The addition of Livingston is part of Buffaload's general growth plan aimed at providing a national logistics operation for the temperature controlled and ambient transport sectors. The company is investing upwards of £1m in the new operation both in new double-deck trailers and site facilities. Currently, from its headquarters in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Buffaload operates a diverse fleet of ambient and temperature controlled trailers including 82 double–deckers.