Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has announced a new agreement with Coca-Cola. Under the terms of the three-year contract Wincanton will manage the existing Coca-Cola warehouse at Lisburn handling both raw materials and finished product.
With a proven track record in both automated and semi-automated warehouse operations, Wincanton will focus on providing Coca-Cola with a flexible and agile operation whilst also driving ongoing improvements in response to a dynamic commercial environment.
The Wincanton and Coca-Cola partnership is based on shared values and an emphasis on customer experience. In addition, both companies stress the importance of developing and rewarding their colleagues throughout the business.
Liam McElroy, Managing Director – Retail and Consumer, Wincanton, said of the announcement: “We have full confidence that our experience with warehouse automation and innovation will prove to be an asset to Coca-Cola as it looks to continue its success. Our shared values and understanding that the people in our business hold the key to success unite us with Coca-Cola and we look forward to forging a strong and lasting relationship with them based on the strength of these principles.”
Clive Wilson, Supply Chain Services Manager, Coca-Cola Hellenic, added: “Selecting the right 3PL who shared our values and continuous improvement mindset was critical to our decision-making in selecting Wincanton as our preferred partner. We are confident that their expertise and innovative solutions will help us to improve our operations, add value and deliver sustainable benefits to our business”
Find out more at www.wincanton.co.uk
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0117 906 4022 / 07912 558 260
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Notes to Editors
Wincanton is the largest British logistics firm, providing supply chain consultancy and solutions to some of the world’s most admired brands. We employ approximately 18,000 people across more than 200 sites and have a 3,400-strong fleet of vehicles.
Our business started in 1925 delivering milk and dairy products. Although our heritage means a lot us, we have since expanded to provide supply chain solutions across a wide range of sectors including retail, construction, defence and energy.
As a trusted and respected business partner, we design and implement services 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 billion
• Circa 18,000 employees 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