British Ceramic Tile Ltd is one of the leading tile manufacturers in the UK, operating a
state of the art factory in Devon which is one of the most advanced ceramic tile factories
in the world. British Ceramic Tile supplies to major multiples, national house developers
and directly to the trade.
Focus on carbon reduction
British Ceramic Tile is an ultra-modern and energy efficient manufacturer of ceramic
tiles, and places great emphasis on consistently reducing its carbon footprint. Recent
investment of over £40 million in production equipment means the company’s
manufacturing processes already use 20% less energy to produce tiles than the average
for the industry.
Palletline – delivering performance and reliability
In line with efficiency improvements in the manufacturing processes, British Ceramic
Tile is constantly striving to improve efficiency by reducing energy use in transportation,
utilising responsible distribution solutions.
British Ceramic Tile began working with Devon-based Palletline Member Company
Gregory Distribution over a decade ago, initially moving full loads and pallet load
consignments around the UK to meet developing requirements. Today, Gregory
Distribution manages the entire transportation solution on behalf of British Ceramic Tile,
of which over 70% is delivered via the Palletline network.
Part of the recent £40M investment included the construction of a purpose-built
66,000ft warehouse, where Gregory Distribution enjoyed significant input into the
design, layout and equipment. The new facility went live in July 2009, cementing this
strategic partnership, and the two companies have now signed a new seven year deal
for warehousing and distribution where Palletline plays an important role in what is
essentially a full 3PL solution provided by Gregory Distribution.
Economical and sustainable
Matthew Gazzard, Financial Director for British Ceramic Tile, comments on how the
solution provides a good fit with his company’s corporate philosophies. “Not only does
Gregory Distribution and the Palletline link give us a comprehensive transport solution,
managed in house, but the manner of distribution also matches our environmental
credentials,” he stated. “Palletline’s operating procedures give us a cost effective and
sustainable option for transporting our products across the UK, reducing road miles
and helping us to offer better value for money to our customers than most of our
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