The UK’s largest British logistics firm, Wincanton, has announced the launch of EnergyLink, a UK-wide network to support greater flexibility in delivery services for the energy sector.
The services for the fuels, bitumen and oils markets will be available through a flexible contracting model, underpinned by the safety and service credentials established by Wincanton in these markets for more than five decades.
The launch of EnergyLink will be accompanied by a £5m investment in new assets to provide greater capacity in its growing bulk tanker division in the energy sector. The new equipment is expected to be rolled out in the first quarter of this year and will have a UK wide presence.
Chris Fenton, Managing Director at Wincanton, commented:
“Through increasing our tankers fleet in the energy sector as well as consistently improving our driver training, we are addressing the needs of our customers for both today and tomorrow, working on a collaborative basis to ensure that our fleet remains fuel efficient and effective. These new vehicles will give our customers the ability to react to a changing market place.
“Having worked in fuel and bulk since the 1970’s, we have the knowledge to understand what it takes to stay ahead of the curve, and actively seek to develop and utilise innovative new technologies that add value for our customers and deliver greater efficiencies.”
Wincanton will be exhibiting at the FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers) Expo, Liverpool 2016, on 20th and 21st April 2016 to showcase the ‘EnergyLink’ service in addition to other products and services provided to the bulk sector. The FPS Expo involves a wide variety of senior professionals from across the UK, Europe and the USA who will be demonstrating the latest industry innovations.
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Notes to Editors
Wincanton plc – the smarter logistics partner
From kitchen equipment and wallpaper, through to groceries, tiles, bricks, clothing and diesel… almost everything that’s bought for the home and workplace passes along a complex supply chain. In many cases that supply chain will be operated and managed by Wincanton.
Our customers, who include some of the world’s most admired brands, rely on us to make their businesses operate more efficiently and to gain a competitive advantage in their sector.
As a trusted and respected business partner, we design and implement logistics services that range from setting up and operating distribution services and networks through to bonded warehouses and technology hosting, container transport and storage and records management.
Improved stock visibility and availability, reduction of lead times, operational excellence, collaborative warehousing and transport models, and an absolute commitment to continuous improvement, are just some of the reasons why many of our customer relationships extend to over 20 years.
With in-depth sector knowledge and insight, we cover a wide range of markets including retail, consumer goods, construction, dairy, defence, records and data management, industrial, fuels and energy. We work hard to understand and respond to our customers’ needs, build long term relationships and use our skills and expertise to deliver a smarter, added value service, every day.
· Annual revenue in the UK & Ireland exceeds £1 billion
· Circa 18,000 employees including 4,000+ drivers
· Operates from 200+ locations with 13 million square feet of warehousing across the UK and Ireland
· Operating responsibility for around 3,600 vehicles
· Wincanton, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2015, provides supply chain solutions across a wide range of sectors including retail, construction, defence and energy