Wincanton is to reach its 20 year milestone with H J Heinz, having renewed its long-standing contract with the food giant until at least 2019. Under the contract, Wincanton is responsible for the transportation, warehousing and repackaging of Heinz products, including its baked beans and sauces. The group handles around 35,000 loads a year, working from Heinz’s DC in Wigan, and oversees about 72,000 orders a year from Heinz Ireland. Wincanton chief executive Eric Born said: “We are proud and […]
Operators across the UK are expected to lower subcontractor rates in light of falling fuel prices, said the RHA, after it emerged Wincanton’s general haulage operation had reviewed subcontractor rates for this reason.
Wincanton is confident in its growth prospects for the current financial year, as it begins to see the benefits from the disposal of its records management arm and the termination of loss-making contracts in its Pullman Fleet Services business.
The MT basket of transport shares continues to have a little wobble in September, but it is worth keeping in mind just how much share values of transport firms have risen in the nine months of the year so far – pointing towards a more sustained recovery in the sector.