Severfield partners with WS Transportation for safe and efficient deliveries

Severfield, the UK’s market leading structural steel company has announced an exclusive 5 year contract with WS Transportation. The contract covers all Severfield sites in the UK and Ireland for finished goods and other raw material supplies.

“With every Severfield load being time-critical, our deliveries must be made safely and efficiently, commented Ian Cochrane, Chief Operating Officer at Severfield.

“WS Transportation worked together with trailer manufacturer SDC and Severfield to specify a new trailer which met with our high safety standards. The result of this collaboration is that our operations are now integrated in a close partnership, with WS Transportation forming a vital link in Severfield’s supply chain.”

WS Transportation is a new entrant into the flat trailer market; however with close links to Eddie Stobart Limited they have significant logistics experience. By partnering with Severfield, WS Transportation has quickly achieved a major presence in the industry, clearly demonstrating commitment and the capability to drive improvements in safety.

The new trailer includes a reinforced 1.8m headboard, a bespoke fall-arrest system, an exclusion zone, multiple positions for pins and enhanced cycle safety equipment. Training programmes, in-house planning and operating software systems have produced a haulage solution that highlights a step change in safety. The HGV’s are Euro 6, FORS and CLOCS compliant with side view cameras.


“This contract is a direct result of the close relationship between Severfield and WS Transportation, said David Cox, Managing Director at WS Transportation.

“Together we have designed a trailer and safety system which during operations maximises safety for drivers, site operators, cyclists and other road users. It is clear that Severfield and WS Transportation both share the same philosophy and culture on safety being a priority.”