Moody Logistics and Storage has landed a significant contract by Danish-based Grundfos after gaining Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation.
Grundfos is the world’s largest manufacturer of water pumps and made it a condition that the logistics company become a member of the voluntary scheme in order to transport its products to sites across the UK.
FORS helps raise quality levels within the industry by demonstrating that fleet operators set best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.
From this, Moody Logistics has won a short-term contract with the Royal Mail to deliver Covid-19 testing kits to NHS Scotland.
Paul Johnson, operations and compliance manager at Moody Logistics, said: “Moody’s is one of a few North East businesses in its sector to be FORS accredited and this reflects the considerable investment made in its fleet, staff training and in improving processes and procedures.
“It not only underlines our commitment to quality, but this award makes sound business sense – opening up new opportunities to compete for many more substantial contracts.”
Caroline Moody, the group’s managing director, added: “Safety has always been at the heart of Moody Logistics, but being a FORS operator, demonstrates to our customers that we are exceeding industry standards in terms of safety and compliance and that enables us to stand out when competing for new business.
“Furthermore, it shows our dedication to the process of continuous improvement – having joined a number of other operators that are setting the standards for quality within the logistics industry.”