Linfox adapts fleet for Marley

Plastics manufacturing company, Marley New Zealand, has extended its Linfox partnership to transport a range of goods for construction projects, roadwork sites and local plumbing and electrical retailers.

Marley, part of the worldwide Aliaxis Group, has produced spouting, downpipes, building, plumbing and electrical products since 1959.

Linfox New Zealand Transport Manager, Mark Christian, said the company invested in a diversified, fit-for-purpose fleet for Marley’s larger products.

“The new fleet includes three dedicated side-curtain vehicles and three specialised crane vehicles to transport products across the North Island,” he said.

“Linfox also customised flat-bed trailers to accommodate pipes which can span up to 12 metres in length.

“This commitment to understand Marley’s unique product and transport requirements was rewarded in the two-year extension to an already longstanding alliance.”

Aliaxis Group has a global workforce of about 16,000 employees and operates in more than 45 countries. The company is privately owned and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

The plastic piping system manufacturer reported revenue of €1,369.0 million, down 13.2 per cent, and net profit of €163.3 million, up 44.1 per cent, for the six months ended 30 June 2020.

“After a promising start early 2020, we were severely impacted by a significant drop in demand following Covid-19 lockdowns from March to May,” said Aliaxis Group Acting CEO, Koen Sticker.

“Immediate measures were taken globally and locally to protect our people, secure our operations and safeguard our financial position.

“We regained some momentum in May and June, resulting in encouraging H1 results. This difficult period demonstrated the strength of our people and I would like to thank each of them for the high level of commitment they have shown.”

According to the company’s 2019 annual report, Aliaxis generated revenue of €3.1 billion and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nine per cent.

In other news, the Australian Government has selected transport and logistics company, Linfox, to assist with the secure distribution of Covid-19 vaccines to all Australians from March 2021.