Wincanton has welcomed the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) decision to award a 12-month contract extension to its customer General Dynamics, as the move will secure 25 jobs at the operator. For the past six years Wincanton’s Bicester facility has been home to logistics support for General Dynamics, including inventory management and receiving, storing and dispatching military communications equipment. Ross Bannerman, Wincanton business unit director – defence, said: “The MoD Long Term Support Solutions (LTSS) contract has provided Wincanton with the […]
Kitchen supplier Howdens Joinery has awarded a three-year contract to Wincanton, after ending its relationship with DHL Supply Chain earlier this year.
Ceva Logistics is to operate a European parts DC for aircraft manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.
Wincanton is trialling four low-level access tankers that is says will improve driver safety, and boost both its environmental credentials and vehicle utilisation. The “game changer” side manway design, which has been developed with manufacturer Feldbinder, provides side access to the silo tanker. Wincanton said the design combines the benefits of both tipping and silo tanks by reducing the potential dangers, while also offering around a 5% payload benefit compared to tipping tanks. Dave Rowlands, Wincanton’s technical director, said: “The […]