Makhteshim-Agan Industries is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of branded off-patent crop protection solutions. Its extensive product portfolio includes a full complement of plant protection products to support farmers and growers through 45 subsidiaries selling in over 120 countries, including in the UK. The company’s aim is to simplify farming and contribute to a safe, sustainable and secure food supply.
The provision of a flexible, rapid and responsive delivery service is a critical factor in MAUK’s service proposition, allowing its customers – agricultural distributors – to respond to the contantly changing demand patterns from farmers, in line with planting seasons and weather conditions. Norbert Dentressangle’s solution has enabled MAUK to extend its daily order cut off time from 2pm to 4pm for next day delivery, and introduce a daily, next-day delivery service to support its Scottish customers.
Norbert Dentressangle will be responsible for the receipt of product into the UK from MAUK’s global supply partners, the provision of bonded storage at its Top Tier COMAH facility located at Amber Park near Mansfield, and the onward distribution of customer orders next day, utilising the dedicated ADR transport fleet of its packed chemicals specialist division. In addition, Norbert Dentressangle is providing a range of added value services including the re-packing of liquids and pellets from bulk to smaller packs, re-labelling of existing product and sample management.
Norbert Dentressangle’s experience in the handling of hazardous goods and their ability to provide flexible solutions which can grow and adapt as MAUK’s business evolves further, were major factors in MAUK’s decision.
MAUK’s Finance Director, Mark Sabine, said: “Norbert Dentressangle has worked hard to understand our business, and the service levels our industry demands, and its proactive “can do” approach strongly echoes our own corporate values. Following a highly successful trial period, resulting in improvements to our customer service levels and also the quality of locally re-packaged product, we look forward to working in partnership with Norbert Dentressangle as we continue to develop and grow our business into the future.”