Wincanton has sealed a five-year deal with Majestic Wine to set up a national fulfilment centre (NFC) at its shared user site in Greenford which will process 40% of the wine merchant’s online orders. As part of the agreement, Wincanton will store, pick, pack and deliver over 4 million Majestic Wine goods each year, including fine wines, gift packs and seasonal items. The deal is part of wider plans by Majestic Wine to transform the business into a multi-channel retailer. […]
Wincanton has been awarded a new contract with defence manufacturer BAE Systems, to provide full logistics and warehousing services in support of its UK shipbuilding operations.
Wincanton’s contract logistics business “is continuing to perform robustly”, it has said, while the company was hit by low volumes in its container business.
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 […]