Wincanton has signed a five-year contract with Wilko to manage its transport operations, ending a 29-year relationship between the retailer and Canute Group. Wincanton will manage all UK transport operations for Wilko – at least 100,000 deliveries a year – from store replenishment to yard management and backhaul. Wincanton’s fleet maintenance arm, Pullman Fleet Services, will run two workshops to service the Wilko fleet. Wilko said Wincanton had “demonstrated a real understanding of our business, after a robust tender process” […]
Wincanton has reversed heavy losses and is “back on track” – despite a 9.6% fall in turnover – after a turbulent two years that saw it sell its loss-making European activities and exit a poor performing market in the UK.
Operators’ fears of a driver-shortage-fuelled capacity crisis this Christmas have been backed up by new research revealed today by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).
Wincanton’s contract logistics business “is continuing to perform robustly”, it has said, while the company was hit by low volumes in its container business.