Acumen thinks outside the box to support Thule

Acumen Logistics Group's ability to provide Just-in-time deliveries to the automotive industry has resulted in the company winning further business from the Thule Group, manufacturer of roof rack systems and cargo boxes. Continuing its association with the company, which began in 2007, Acumen is contracted to transport Thule products from their production facility in Haverhill, Suffolk to its UK customers.

Thule's transport requirements follow a highly seasonal pattern with loads ranging from one to six per day.  Acumen's renowned experience and expertise of operating in a just-in-time environment enables the Thule Group to focus on production, safe in the knowledge that Acumen will ensure that its products are collected from the factory and delivered on time to their customers.

"Acumen has a reputation for excellence within the automotive industry based on the service levels we provide and our operational knowledge of the wide range of manufactured products associated with the automotive industry", says John Stocker, Acumen's Commercial Director.  "Our ongoing business association with the Thule Group is testament to our ability to provide our customers with a first-rate service".

The Thule Group has approximately 3,100 employees at over 50 production and sales locations in North America, Europe and Asia. Net sales for 2009 amounted to 620 M Euro. Thule Group headquarters is based in Malm, southern Sweden, and majority-owned by Nordic Capital. 

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