Paragon Automotive has announced the appointment of Martin Delamare (pictured) to head up its logistics operation. He is now responsible for all of Paragon’s bulk, small truck and single vehicle movement operations.
Delamare joins the business as group logistics director. He has over 20 years’ experience in global logistics and is a Chartered Fellow of Institute of Logistics and Transport.
He has worked in the automotive, technology and retail sectors. Most recently in a senior role at Kuehne and Nagel, where he led a broad range of logistics operations in the retail sector.
The appointment of a group logistics director follows the significant investment to expand capacity in both Paragon’s fleet and port operations across the UK. It is developing sites to meet the additional storage requirements and operational capability required to process vehicles.
Ian Carlisle, chief executive officer of Paragon, said: “Delamare is a key part of our plans to continue to grow our logistics operation. As we continue to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers, Paragon is taking a holistic view of the supply chain to take time out and add value. Delamare is bringing new ways of thinking to the industry and is already piloting several initiatives to move vehicles more efficiently.”
Delamare is tasked with evolving the integrated approach to logistics across the company, which handles over 1m vehicles a year.
He said: “I join Paragon at an exciting time in its development. The UK leads the global logistics industry and we have the opportunity to bring a lot of retail best practice into the automotive sector.”