TEF celebrates Pindar contract

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A SCARBOROUGH haulage firm is investing £1 million in new vehicles as it completes a five-year contract with printing giant Pindar.

TEF Transport, based at Scarborough’s new business park in Eastfield, has purchased six new vehicles as a result of the deal which will see the company transport Pindar’s products across the country.

Since buying TEF six years ago director Andy McLaughlin has invested £2.6 million moving to new premises and increasing its fleet and customer base.

The business has grown from two office staff and four drivers to 52 members of staff, including six new drivers resulting from the Pindar contract.

Mr McLaughlin said: “I have wanted the Pindar contract ever since I took over the business as they are a great local company.

“We have had their warehouse contract for three years, and now we have managed to secure their transport contract too.

“It is initially a five-year contract but could become 10 years.

“It is really good news for us, good news for Pindar and good news for the town as two successful companies work together.”

To help celebrate the new contract MP Robert Goodwill visited TEF for a tour of their operation.

Mr McLaughlin said: “I initially wrote to Robert about fuel prices and how it is affecting our company.

“I told him what I have invested in the business and how it has grown. He didn’t realise how big a company we were and asked if he could come down and have a look.

“He was really impressed with our operation and said we are the best haulage company he has ever visited, which we were really pleased with.”