Founded in 1994 in Wrexham, Ningbo Distribution provides pallet delivery collection and storage services throughout the UK and Ireland, working across a variety of industry sectors, including a number of leading manufacturers, retailers and distributors. The business, which operates a fleet of over 100 vehicles, has expanded in recent years, through increasing its coverage by opening a second depot in Purfleet, Essex, adding dedicated lorries to its fleet to handle hazardous chemicals, and recently adding 20 bulk transport units and trailers for transporting biomass and recycling materials.
Following an introduction from Lloyds Bank, Ningbo Distribution awarded Gallagher the contract as a result of its strong insurer relationships, as well as its in-depth understanding of the business’s risk and insurance requirements, and its growth ambitions, which include opening further depots in the UK over the coming years.
Gallagher is one of the leading providers of insurance and risk management advice to the logistics and haulage sector, and looks after a broad range of companies across the UK, from small operations to those with more than 300 vehicles.
Forming part of its extensive UK-wide branch network, Gallagher has offices in Chester and Liverpool, as well as Llantrisant and Cardiff.
Gary Brabander, New Business Development Executive, Gallagher, commented: “Though we are one of the world’s largest insurance brokers, we are committed to providing a personal, on-the-ground service to clients in the communities where we are based. We are delighted that our understanding of Ningbo Distribution’s diverse risk exposures, and our ability to design and structure an insurance programme to mitigate these, has resulted in this new appointment. We look forward to working with the firm over the coming years as it targets further growth.”
Chris Stockton, Managing Director, Ningbo Distribution, said: “We are very pleased to engage Gallagher’s services. We were sold on their proactive nature and the strength of their claims handling capabilities, with our insurance programme including a dedicated person to rapidly deal with any claims we have. The whole business has bought into what we are trying to achieve and helped us find the most suitable cover for our needs and budget, allowing us to focus on important projects including investing in our IT infrastructure.”