As part of its ongoing growth strategy, Pullman Fleet Services, a subsidiary of Wincanton Group PLC, has been awarded a contract to provide fleet maintenance and repair services to Booths supermarkets, across the northern counties of England.
The deal will see Pullman Fleet Services manage and maintain Booths’ HGV fleet, which transports stock between the retailer’s distribution centre and stores. Booths has 28 stores across five counties in the north of England.
With a track record of providing commercial vehicles repair, maintenance and roadside assistance to major retail customers, Pullman was selected as a single provider to help Booths maximise vehicle availability and improve store service levels.
Vince McGurk, Managing Director at Pullman Fleet Services, commented: “Our experience in this sector means we understand how critical a functional and efficient fleet is to a retail business. Delayed or cancelled journeys can have a significant impact on sales in-store.
“As a business, our commitment to health & safety, commercial flexibility and our ability to bring ‘best in class’ innovations to our customers means we can exceed our customer expectations, anticipate future needs and drive excellence in service.”
Chris Walls, Distribution Manager at Booths, added: “By bringing our fleet repair and maintenance into a single contract, with an established and proven partner, we are confident of securing continuity of service and peace of mind. We look forward to working in partnership with Pullman to address our ongoing fleet requirements.”
Wincanton is the largest British logistics firm, providing supply chain solutions to some of the world’s most admired brands across a wide range of industries including retail, construction, defence and energy.
As a trusted and respected business partner, we design and implement services and solutions that range from setting up and operating distribution networks through to bonded warehouses, technology hosting, container transport and storage. We strive for operational excellence in everything we do.
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. Our customers rely on us to make their businesses operate more efficiently and to gain a competitive advantage in their sector.
Improved stock visibility and availability, reduction of lead times, 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 more than 20 years.
- Annual revenue in the UK & Ireland exceeds £1.1 billion
- Over 18,000 colleagues including 4,000+ drivers
- Operates from 200+ locations with 6.6 million square feet of warehousing across the UK and Ireland
- Operating responsibility for around 3,400 vehicles