Müller UK and Ireland is planning a rapid integration of Dairy Crest’s dairy operations following the completion of the £80m takeover deal. The integration could bring major changes to its milk collection and delivery operations. Unlike Dairy Crest, which mainly used third party logistics suppliers, including Wincanton, for fresh milk operations, Müller uses its in-house fleet of more than 770 vehicles. In a statement this week the company said the business, “must integrate with pace to realise its potential”. However, […]
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 […]
Hope Construction Materials has awarded Wincanton a six-year contract renewal, which will see the 3PL continue to provide its bulk and bagged road logistics.
Wincanton has taken delivery of 115 new tractor units equipped with powered, height-adjustable roof fairings, reporting that height-matched fairings improve fuel consumption by about 5% compared with conventional fixed fairings.