Wincanton is to trial Brigade’s Backeye360 Select camera monitoring system on one of its 18-tonners working on its Records Management division collecting paper for shredding. As its routes are primarily in urban areas, the vehicle is in close proximity to cyclists and pedestrians on a regular basis. The camera system provides the driver with a complete view of the vehicle, combining multiple camera angles as a single image on screen, with the driver able to see all hazards and risks […]
Wincanton looks to be on course to achieve its stated aim of returning to profit this year, despite the impending loss of its finance director. In June Eric Born, chief executive at Wincanton, told MT the company would be back in the black in this financial year, after a pre-tax loss of £47.4m for the year ended 31 March. Extensive restructuring and the disposal of its European business is now starting to bear fruit according to the chief executive, who […]
Wincanton moved record volumes of groceries from one of its DCs to meet a 25% increase in demand as snow fell across the UK. The north England DC increased the shift lengths for its warehouse staff and put additional trailers on the contraxt to meet the demands of shoppers during the recent cold weather. The trailers were pre-loaded to ensure that the turnover of vehicles was maximised while Wincanton’s order management team also worked longer hours to ensure that direct […]
Wincanton has told Eddie Stobart Logistics’ stakeholders to “take no immediate action” following news that ESL has agreed a conditional sale to private equity firm DBAY Advisors.