Wincanton has toasted its 18-year relationship with wine and spirits producer Pernod Ricard UK by signing a six-year contract extension. The renewed contract, awarded to Wincanton after a tender process, will see the operator continue to provide warehousing and logistics for Pernod Ricard and make deliveries to its UK customers. Wincanton last renewed the deal in 2013, when it added the handling of seven million cases a year out of a bonded warehouse in Corby to the existing deal. The […]
Wincanton has slammed the government’s forthcoming Lorry Road User Charge (LRUC) for not doing enough to level the playing field between UK and foreign operators. In a blog on its website the largest UK-owned operator said that the widely reported charge of £10 per day for foreign lorries to run on British roads “ought to be four or five times that amount” to “have any real impact”. Later this month the government will publish draft legislation containing details about the […]
Wincanton has delivered a “boringly predictable” set of results for the six months to 30 September 2013, with group turnover down 1.6% at £542.3m and operating profit up 2.1% to £24.2m compared with the same period last year.