Youngs invests in greener deliveries

Independent Kent builders merchant Youngs Timber and Builders Merchants, has invested in new delivery vehicles that are greener, more versatile and efficient than ever before, as part of the company’s plans for further growth of its operations.

Family owned- and run Youngs has depots at Dymchurch, Biddenden, and Folkestonea and the two new trucks – DAF 16-ton and Mercedes 26-ton – both come with remote control cranes to make loading and unloading not only quicker and easier but also more flexible for customers.

“The new trucks, quite apart from being more efficient and green than any we have run before, are an indication of our confidence in the business morning forward,” says Young’s joint managing director John Levitt. “2020 and moving into 2021 has been challenging for Youngs like every other business. As a family-run independent merchant we are agile and responsive to change and believe it is vital that we invest in our business and empower our teams to grow and thrive. We are really positive about the future of the Youngs business moving forward.”

Youngs is a member of the h&b national merchant buying group, which has group sales of £1bn a year though its growing membership of 108  independent merchant members with more than 285 branches.

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