NCCS' furniture fillip
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• NFC distribution company National Carriers Contract Services has picked up 29.5 million worth of extra business from the Harris Queensway Group, following a new deal to warehouse and distribute bedding, upholstery and cabinets for Queensway, Times Furnishings and Vogue Living retail outlets.
The latest contract, which is now in the final stages of negotiation, follows a six month trial with a drawbar unit, and will involve NCCS taking over the additional business in three stager.
The new business is in addition to the 24.8 million worth of distribution and warehousing operations currently handled by NCCS for Harris Queensway's retail electrical outlets, Ultimate Superstores and Vogue Living's home delivery service.
Vehicles to be used on the contract have yet to be specified, although it is expected that artic units on longterm hire will be used for the first year, with drawbar units being phased in after that.
The second and third stages, involving the handling of upholstery and cabinets, are scheduled to be running by the end of the summer.