Wincanton chief executive Eric Born is to step down in July. He is to be replaced by the company’s group finance director Adrian Colman on 1 August, when Born will leave the business to become chief executive of a global, as yet, unnamed company. Born (pictured) joined Wincanton in April 2009 as chief operating officer. He became chief executive in December 2010, with improving the 3PL’s profitability by increasing turnover and lowering costs one of his major tasks. Turnover to […]
Smyths Toys Superstores has awarded Wincanton a one year distribution contract to handle the toy retailer’s nationwide deliveries. The contract will see Wincanton manage product distribution from the retailer’s warehouse in Newcastle-under-Lyme to its 39 stores across the UK. “When we began to look for a logistics partner we had a clear vision that we needed a provider with the scale and flexibility to meet our busy peak periods, such as the run-up to Christmas, to achieve maximum sales potential,” […]
This year’s winner of the Haulier of the Year award was Wincanton, the UK’s largest logistics operator, which has seen a remarkable turnaround in performance after a difficult few years.