Wincanton has won an eFulfiment contract with Homebase to provide what it describes as “a fully managed customer delivery service”. The deal is part of Wincanton’s eFulfilment proposition. It involves the provision of a carrier management service, which is the result of collaboration between Wincanton and software company Sorted. The service will go live in July 2019, and it is estimated will involve more than 300,000 customer deliveries from Homebase DCs during its first year of operation. Read more Wincanton […]
UK logistics is pretty much a private, and foreign, affair. The operators sitting at the top of the MT Top 100 are German, Swiss, Dutch , French and American. Looking at UK-based firms, very few sit on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The number of UK logistics firms turning to the City as a means of investment has dwindled, ever since the Malcolm Group withdrew its listing in 2005. Last month Autologic was struck of the list after fellow publicly-listed […]
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 […]
Wincanton is putting safety first in its latest fleet upgrade with the addition of 100 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units.