New wincanton facility adds port flexibility.

Wincanton truck

The largest British logistics business, Wincanton, has launched a new container storage facility in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, designed to provide greater flexibility for customers using the Port of Felixstowe.

Located at a former airfield on the A14 artery, the site offers capacity for several thousand containers and has been created to meet the growing demand for better value, conveniently located off-quay storage that allows customers to make more reactive decisions about stock management to meet consumer demand.

Chris Fenton, Managing Director at Wincanton, commented:

“Our new facility in Bourn offers customers the flexibility that they require to meet changing consumer demands, creating a more efficient supply chain and a better value alternative to on-quay storage.

“From our continuous conversations with our partners and customers we know this is a facility that will benefit them. We see this as another important step in working with our business partners to streamline their supply chains and add value to their business.”

The launch of the Bourn facility closely follows Wincanton’s recent investment at the Port of Southampton, in response to growing customer demand for port-centric logistics operations.

Wincanton operates and manages the supply chain for some of the UK’s largest businesses, across numerous sectors including retail, construction, defence, energy and manufacturing.

 

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Find out more at www.wincanton.co.uk

 

Contact

For further information please contact:

 

Soraya Thoemmes

0117 933 9454 / 07590 182873
[email protected]

 

Harriet Holbrook
0117 906 4517 / 0792 105 5697
[email protected]

 

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.

 

Key facts:

  • 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

 

 

Soraya Thoemmes I Account Manager, Business & Corporate

DD +44 (0) 117 933 9454

M +44 (0)7590 182873

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