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Speedbird celebrates 10th anniversary

Speedbird Promotions in Suffolk has won a contract to supply one of the UK’s leading transport and logistics companies as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Maritime Transport, based in Felixstowe in Suffolk, selected Speedbird and its manufacturing partner Tekno to replicate its blue and white livery on a range of DAF XF Euro 6 and Scania R-Series Streamline model trucks, accompanied by curtainside and 40ft container trailers.

Speedbird’s managing director, Ben Lord, said: “Maritime was always a company I wanted to see in our portfolio as it is one of the great names in the British transport scene, and especially being a local, Suffolk-based success story as well.”

Ten years ago, Ben turned his hobby and enthusiasm for model trucks into one of the UK’s leading suppliers of scale model vehicles after completing his A-Levels.

“The last ten years have literally flown by,” he said. “Although I had a vision and goals of what I wanted Speedbird to achieve, we’ve managed to surpass that by not only providing our high-quality, intricately detailed models to leading brands in the UK transport scene including Eddie Stobart, Scania and WH Malcolm to name a few, we’ve expanded our product portfolio beyond our initial business concept working with our Dutch manufacturing partners, Tekno, by also producing a range of promotional-based, model vehicles direct from China.”

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