Tesco is to close two of its distribution centres in the UK, bringing all warehouse operations carried out by DHL Supply Chain and Wincanton in-house, as part of a long-term plan to “simplify” its distribution operations. Closing its Welham Green DC in Hertfordshire, moving grocery distribution operations to Reading, alongside the closure of its Chesterfield DC (with general merchandising moving to one DC in Middlesbrough) reduces the number of Tesco DCs from 25 to 23. It also stated that it […]
Wincanton has won a five year storage and distribution contract with children’s toy and furniture manufacturer Worlds Apart. Annually, the contract will see the firm deliver 20,000 orders to around 1,350 locations, including homes and retailers. Wincanton will also oversee the storage of the firms goods, storing approximately 3,300 pallets in its warehouses, a throughput of 18,000 a year. “As we strive forward with our ambitious growth plans and continue to launch new and exciting products onto the market, it […]
DHL Express is set to relocate its headquarters to new premises in Poyle, near Colnbrook in Berkshire, in a move which will allow the company to increase its parcel handling capacity from 6,000 items per hour to 28,000.