Since 2015, NTEX UK has handled and shipped road marking glass beads from Scotland to Sweden and Norway. What started with 30-40 loads per year has developed into 178 loads, so far this year.
AllGlass (UK) Ltd, is the market leader in the supply of glass beads for highway road marking safety systems in the UK and Nordic region. NTEX began shipping their beads from Scotland to Kristianstad in Sweden and Moss in Norway five years ago.
– I have had the pleasure of working with this customer and account for approximately five years now. It started with about 30-40 loads per year and the number of shipments has grown ever since, much thanks to my great colleague Alison Leonard who deals day to day with the account and has helped the growth, says Scott Wilson, UK Sales Director, NTEX.
The glass beads are used in line markings to guide drivers in the dark as the glass beads reflects the lights from cars, motorcycles and bicycles.
– The glass beads are moved in big bags which also means that they are very vulnerable to damage. Even though we handle such a large amount of shipments, we make sure that the shipments are carried on a single trailer to avoid risks. I’m glad to say that we have had no damages at all this year, says Scott.
So far this year, the number of shipments has increased to 178. The product is shipped on standard single euro liners and is not transshipped due to the fragile nature of the product.
– AllGlass and NTEX have been working together since 2015 and the relationship with regard to service, communication and competitive pricing has helped AllGlass (UK) Ltd grow its sales in the Nordic region year on year for the past 5 years. We look forward to many years of partnership between AllGlass (UK) Ltd and NTEX, says Kevin Lamont, Plant Manager, AllGlass (UK) Ltd.