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Delivering an eye-catching trailer for Harris

Transmec UK has completed an eye-catching DIY project for Harris, one of the UK’s leading decorating brands.

To celebrate a successful first year of working together, we created a dedicated trailer for LG Harris & Co, the family business which has been based at Stoke Prior, Worcestershire, since 1937.

The resulting livery showcases the company’s commitment to British manufacturing as well as highlighting Harris’s status as the UK's No 1 preferred paint brush and roller brand for home decorators, in addition to the Royal Warrant it has held since 1961.

General manager of Transmec UK, John Simkins, said: “We’ve worked very closely with the Harris team over the past 12 months. We are very proud of our association and the provision of the new trailer shows our commitment to a long-lasting partnership.”

Transmec’s involvement began shortly after Bob Barton took over as L G Harris’s logistics manager in August 2014.
Aware of Transmec’s reputation and its depot at nearby Redditch, Bob initially asked for help in meeting an urgent requirement to store several hundred pallets.
Within weeks, the number of pallets had increased to in excess of 1,000 with a requirement for both short and long term storage but Transmec was able to respond to the challenge by storing stock at both its Redditch depot and its warehouse at nearby Throckmorton.
“The way Transmec managed our request gave us a good insight into how they worked and what they could do for us. We felt there was a close fit with our business and things quickly developed further,” explained Bob.
A meeting between both companies further strengthened the rapport and LG Harris appointed Transmec to support the palletised distribution of its products to independent retailers.

Using the new trailer, Transmec currently collects around 100 pallets of products from LG Harris & Co’s headquarters each week for distribution across the UK via the United Pallet Network (UPN).
Keith Westwood, operations director of LG Harris & Co Ltd, said: “The trailer looks fantastic and it’s already turning heads. It’s wonderful to be able to celebrate our British heritage while partnering with a well-established business like Transmec UK.”