Prize van keeps courier firm’s growth on Trax
A Birmingham courier firm has been boosted by the addition of a new vehicle to its fleet, thanks to the generosity of national contract hire company, Burnt Tree and City West Commercials (CWC). Saltley-based Trax Express Systems Ltd, which is part of APC Overnight, beat off competition from over 100 other delivery companies nationwide, to win a year-long lease of a new Mercedes-Benz sprinter van supplied by City West Commercial Vehicles in partnership with midlands based Burnt Tree Contract Hire. The competition was run as part of Burnt Tree’s ongoing collaboration with APC Overnight.
The addition of the vehicle to its 36-strong fleet will help the courier firm to continue to provide a delivery service for over 350 business customers across Birmingham and the West Midlands from its base on Mainstream Industrial Park.
With last year having seen the business deliver and collect a record 1,300,000 parcels, Trax Express Systems Ltd is on course to raise the bar even higher this year, having already recorded a 28% increase in deliveries & collections. Thanks to the dedication of its 52 members of staff, plans are afoot to double its capacity with a move to a new 30,000 sq ft warehouse in Birmingham early next year.
Craig Mallabone, director at Trax Express Systems Ltd commented: “As we already have a number Mercedes-Benz sprinter vans within our fleet, we know our drivers can count on them for reliable and economical collection & delivery of parcels across Birmingham. We can’t underestimate the impact the addition of one new vehicle to our fleet will make as it will undoubtedly improve the service we offer for so many businesses in and around the city. The last 12 months couldn’t have gone much better for us as a business, and this really is the icing on the cake!”
Chris Cubitt, National Fleet Manager CWC Corporate Mercedes-Benz added: “We like to do all we can to support independent couriers around the country as they provide such an important collection and delivery service for so many customers. Having drawn Trax Express Systems Ltd as the winner of our competition, we were only too happy to hand the keys over to one very happy customer.”