Wincanton has won a three-year renewal with long-term customer Asda to provide transport and warehousing. It will see a continuation of operations at four key Asda sites in Doncaster, Larne, Rochdale and Wigan, covering frozen, chilled and ambient grocery, and general merchandise nationwide. The contract employs 1,216 Wincanton staff and 58 vehicles. Wincanton and Asda have worked together since 2005. Jon Parry, vice president, Asda Logistics Services, said: “This will continue to build on our strong working relationship that has […]
Plenty more profit raking this week as transport shares took a tumble, but one faller stood out more than most: Wincanton – which has suffered a pretty dramatic fall in the past two months.
Industrial action at Wincanton’s operations for customer HJ Heinz in Wigan has been averted after URTU members accepted a fresh proposal over pay.
Asda has renewed Wincanton’s contract to manage and operate the supermarket’s DCs in Doncaster and Larne, Northern Ireland. The renewal runs until early 2016, and extends a relationship begun in 2005 at Larne and 2007 in Doncaster, which was Asda’s first NDC for general merchandise. Asda distribution director, Ian Stansfield, said: “Wincanton has demonstrated a real partnership approach with the Asda team and a strong commitment to driving efficiencies and helping us to reduce our carbon footprint in our distribution […]