Wincanton has won a six year warehousing and distribution contract with Basmati rice producer Tilda. The contract covers collection from Tilda’s two production sites in Rainham, Essex and storage at Wincanton’s shared-user site in nearby West Thurrock. The firm will also pick and distribute products by the case and pallet to Tilda’s customers across the UK and Europe using dedicated vehicles, its own fleet and subcontractors. It will also manage shipping to the USA. Tilda chose Wincanton as it shared […]
Bosses of Britain’s transport operators are optimistic about the prospects for their own companies over the coming year, despite being gloomy about the future of the economy. In the first Logistics Industry Confidence Index compiled by Analytiqa for Barclays Bank and professional services firm Grant Thornton, 88% of senior managers viewed current business conditions as either very or somewhat difficult. Over a quarter (26%) expected conditions to get worse in the next six months and almost half (24%) expect them […]
Wincanton has expanded its construction fleet after winning an eight-year contract with Hanson last year, which made it the first 3pl to move into the ready-mixed concrete sector.
Underlay and flooring accessory manufacturer Interfloor has outsourced its transport to Norbert Dentressangle, in a three-year multi-million pound deal. The operation involves more than 100 outbound movements from Interfloor’s production sites in Haslingden, Lancashire and Scotland’s Dumfries. ND will use a new fleet of 19 artics with cutainside-trailers and 11 (18-tonne) rigids to handle the outbound movements. It will also make more than 500 customer deliveries a week. Ian Merrifield, operations manager at Interfloor, said: “We are committed to improving […]