Wren revs up for recognition on four fronts at Motor Transport Awards

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 7 May 2019

Leading kitchen retailer Wren has been recognised for its safe and innovative logistics operations, with a shortlisting in FOUR categories at the Motor Transport Awards 2019. 

The judging panel made up of key sector figures shortlisted Wren for: Home Delivery Operator of the Year; Operational Excellence; Safety in Operation and Technical Excellence.

The Barton-based business owns its complete supply chain, delivering kitchens from its factories in North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire in its own fleet of 150 lorries.

Wren delivers more than 70,000 kitchens each year direct to customers’ homes and 99.95 per cent of deliveries are in full and on time.

Read more: Northern Lincolnshire company creating 60 new customer service jobs ahead of major expansion

Manufacturing and logistics director, Rafal Klimek, pictured, said: “Not only is it our mission to design and manufacture affordable dream kitchens, we are passionate about efficiency, safety and standards of the highest level in the delivery of our products.

“Our policy of keeping everything in-house including our 400-strong logistics team drives our successes and enables maximum control for continuous improvement.

“We’re proud and grateful to every member of the Wren family that continues to work tirelessly towards our future and it’s fantastic that we’ve been recognised for this – all the best of luck to our contenders!”

A drive to continually improve saw a recent investment in new Mercedes-Benz Antos lorries.

These state-of-the-art trucks are packed full of innovative safety features, as well as the ability to support the environment by reducing fuel emissions and optimising fuel-efficiency.

Wren predicts to save £1 million per year in fuel thanks to this greener initiative. 

Read more: Wren rocks retail: Barton-based company named UK's finest

The team from The Nest on Falkland Way is up against some top contenders including DPD UK, Balfour Beatty and Hermes. 

The Motor Transport Awards have been seen as a benchmark for more than 30 years among UK road transport fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers and other innovators.

 Winners will be announced at a gala event on Wednesday, July 3 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. 

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