Timber frame specialist appoints local haulier as sole logistics partner

Malcolm Thomson (centre) is flanked left by Graham Lorimer (Kirkwood Timber Frame) and Colin Johnstone (Dyce Carriers); and right by Mark Sim (Dyce Carriers) and Colin Campbell (Kirkwood Timber Frame)

KIRKWOOD Timber Frame has appointed Aberdeen-based Dyce Carriers as its sole logistics partner.

The move has been described as enabling Kirkwood to deliver its timber frame kits to more sites across Scotland and meet growing demand from builders, developers, and self-build customers.

Initially, Dyce Carriers supported Kirkwood Timber Frame with a large volume of additional deliveries. This included offering timed delivery slots and providing trailers in advance to allow additional time for loading.

As demand grew and deliveries increased, Dyce Carriers provided a liveried truck and offered to brand it to act as a marketing tool.

Malcolm Thomson, business development director at Kirkwood Timber Frame, said, “We were keen to speak with Dyce Carriers early on about our growth plans to ensure we had the infrastructure in place to deliver to a wider customer base. We knew we would need additional trailers and would be delivering further afield, along with having to be on various sites at specific times, therefore it was important for us to get this in place with a haulier that could meet our requirements.

“Right from the offset they have been keen to be involved to support the business and have delivered on their promise, providing everything we need when we need it.”

Dyce Carriers’ MD, Jason Moir, added, “We’d been working with Kirkwood Timber Frames to deliver their kits to local sites across Scotland for the last three years before they approached us about their expansion plans to provide timber kit frames for other home builders. We were really keen to support them in their new venture and suggested having one of the trucks branded with their business logo and information to act as a marketing asset for their services.

“We’ve been delighted with the results and are honoured to have been named their exclusive logistics provider, strengthening the working bond between our two companies.”