Wincanton is to reach its 20 year milestone with H J Heinz, having renewed its long-standing contract with the food giant until at least 2019. Under the contract, Wincanton is responsible for the transportation, warehousing and repackaging of Heinz products, including its baked beans and sauces. The group handles around 35,000 loads a year, working from Heinz’s DC in Wigan, and oversees about 72,000 orders a year from Heinz Ireland. Wincanton chief executive Eric Born said: “We are proud and […]
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Wincanton has extended its relationship with B&Q, in a deal that sees it handling inbound container logistics as well as planning deliveries across the DIY chain’s national network. The operator, which has managed B&Q’s horticulture distribution for several years, became its sole UK ports-to-distribution centre provider earlier this year. It will handle 15,000 containers a year for B&Q as a result, and by moving a quarter by rail, estimates a CO2 saving of 3,400 tonnes year. Wincanton has also since […]