London City Bond (LCB) has had its contract with wine merchant Boutinot extended by six years. LCB will continue to provide warehousing and distribution across the UK for Boutinot out of its bonded warehouse in Barking, where it manages a number of other recently won contracts with other wine suppliers including Ehrmanns, Burridges of Arlington St and Awin Barratt Siegel. Boutinot’s logistics director, Peter Smith, said the company attributed its success partly to LCB’s performance during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee […]
Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is to invest £5m in multi-temperature distribution centres and a fleet of 60 vehicles for a long term new food service customer, Spirit Pub Company. K+N sees food service as a significant growth market, already representing £50m of its UK contract logistics business, much of it with Whitbread, where volumes have grown 50% to 31m cases a year since 2008. Spirit demerged in September 2011 from Punch Taverns, and is one of the UK’s leading pub […]
German automotive product supplier Brose has extended its contract with Gefco by three years. The new part of the contract will see Gefco deliver products from Brose’s production site in Coventry to one of its customers in Redditch. The original contract, held since 2005, already sees Gefco deliver vehicle seat frames to its Coventry site. The operator will initially use its own fleet, but as volumes grow Gefco will provide dedicated vehicles in the Brose livery. Gefco UK sales and […]
DHL Supply Chain has acquired the remaining shares in drinks distributor Tradeteam from Molson Coors.