Onwards and upwards – Miniclipper Logistics celebrate their half century in style marking the occasion with a new premises and a new fleet livery

24 hour Warehousing and Distribution specialists Miniclipper Logistics have just celebrated their 50th anniversary and as part of marking the momentous occasion have opened a new 4.5-acre distribution and logistics centre in Dunstable and at the same time have re-branded their entire fleet of 40 MAN vehicles. The new 4.5-acre site, which is double the size of its previous site in Leighton Buzzard, now acts as the main base for the company’s transport operation, which includes a fleet of MAN 7.5, 18 and 44-tonne trucks and 30 trailers. Strategically located close to junction 11 of the M1, Miniclipper Logistics sits in a prime location sandwiched between London and Birmingham, just south of the renowned Logistics Golden Triangle, meaning that their fleet of MAN trucks have quick and easy access to the UK’s major motorways and can reach over 90 percent of the UK population in four hours.

Peter Masters, Managing Director Miniclipper Logistics, said: “As a family business marking our 50th anniversary year is of major importance. Our new site in Dunstable means that we can now offer our established customer base 450,000 square feet of storage and over 38,000 pallet spaces across our five sites. “Equally as important is the rebranding of our entire fleet which needs to portray our modern, fresh and eye-catching business ethos.

“We have a longstanding and trusting relationship with MAN Truck & Bus, our local dealership John Arnold Commercials in Bedford and we’re delighted with the outcome of the rebrand and how good the vehicles look in their new livery.” Miniclipper Logistics fleet includes MAN TGL, TGM and TGX models which allows the company to provide a varied fleet of 7.5, 12, 18 and 44 tonne trucks for their own direct deliveries and for the Palletline and Hazchem networks. Each of the vehicles is tracked and monitored by advanced telematics and route optimisation software systems, which provides data to ensure both the safety of customers’ goods and at the same time fleet productivity.

“Over the years our MAN Trucks have proven both reliable and robust.” added Peter. “As a business we invest heavily in equipment and systems that measurably improve the working environments of our employees. MAN Trucks are firm favourites with our drivers who enjoy their high levels of comfort and safety.” To maximise safety for vulnerable road users, cyclists and pedestrians, the entire Miniclipper Logistics operation carries FORS Bronze Accreditation.

In holding this accreditation as a business Miniclipper Logistics complies with an auditable high standard of vehicle safety, environmental impact awareness, allowing them to demonstrate a clear dedication to road user protection, driver and vehicle safety. “As roads, towns and cities become busier and more populated, it’s vital that as a business we do all we can to protect other road users and at the same time look after our drivers,” added Peter. “With our state of the art fleet and focused safety commitment across the business, we offer our customers an innovative and robust road transport solution.” Peter concluded, “MAN Truck & Bus, their local Sales Executive and our local dealer collectively deliver a high level of focused service, which over many years has a morphed into a partnering relationship and we very much value and enjoy this approach.

John Arnold and the guys at John Arnold Commercials are great to deal with and when needed they can’t do enough to help.” John Arnold, Managing Director John Arnold Commercials, added, “Peter has been a much valued customer for 15 years now, having a close relationship means we understand his operation and how our focused level of service adds value to his business. We very much look forward to continuing this relationship for years to come.”

All MAN vehicles are supported by MAN Truck & Bus UK’s Nationwide Commercial Vehicle Dealer network, with many operating extended hours, including round-the-clock servicing and solution maintenance for customers.

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