Contract Wins

Fresh supermarket win for Wincanton

October 8, 2012

Wincanton has won a multi-million pound, five-year contract to set up and run a new DC in London for supermarket giant Morrisons. The deal will see Wincanton handle transport and warehousing for Morrisons from a 100,000sq-ft cross-dock facility to open in Feltham, west London early next year. The Feltham DC will be Morrisons’ first in London to be dedicated to serving its “M Local” convenience stores. It recently announced plans to open 20 new M Local stores across the UK […]

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Culina goes nuts over new shared-user contract

October 4, 2012 Robin Meczes

Liverpool-based nut processor and packer Trigon Snacks has awarded a new contract for warehousing and distribution of its brands, including Planters and BigD, to Culina. Under the deal, Trigon products will be stored at Culina’s Middleton depot, near Manchester, and delivered using a shared user-model to wholesalers and retailers throughout the UK. A key issue in choosing Culina was the ability of the warehousing component of the operation to cope with seasonal peaks, said Trigon Snacks supply chain manager Kevin […]

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Wincanton expands B&Q contract

September 26, 2012 Ashleigh Wight

Wincanton has secured a multi-million pound extension on its contract with B&Q, taking on management of an additional warehouse. The firm will manage B&Q’s one million ft² showroom fulfilment centre in Burton-on-Trent, which provides warehousing for the retailer’s bathroom, bedroom and kitchen range. Under this new agreement, it is estimated that Wincanton will handle  nine million cases of merchandise per year. “We are delighted to be extending our long term relationship with B&Q, which further demonstrates our ability to support […]

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Geodis Calberson opens three new UK depots

September 14, 2012 Ashleigh Wight

Geodis Calberson has opened three new regional UK DCs as part of its five-year expansion plan. In addition to its 11 sites operating across the country, it has recently opened DCs at West Thurrock in East London, Wythenshawe in Manchester and Hedge End in Southampton. Geodis Calberson said the new warehouses would help it get closer to its customers at a local level. “We are delighted to be opening our new sites to bring an even better service to our […]

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Wincanton scoops Ella’s Kitchen contract

September 3, 2012 Ashleigh Wight

Wincanton has won a two-year warehousing and distribution contract with baby and toddler food manufacturer Ella’s Kitchen. The contract will see Wincanton managing inbound deliveries from factories, picking, packing and distributing five million cases a year to supermarkets across the UK and its growing list of international customers. James McMaster, chief operating officer at Ella’s Kitchen, said: “Every second of every day someone around the world eats an Ella’s Kitchen product. Ensuring that our supply chain is setup to consistently […]

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John Mitchell turnover up as sites consolidated

August 6, 2012 Peter Steele

John Mitchell Haulage and Warehousing saw turnover rise £1.5m as it felt the benefits of consolidating its two sites at Grangemouth into one. For the year-ending 31 March 2012, the firm reported turnover of £12m, up from £10.5m in the previous year. Pre-tax profit fell from £284,598 to £187,783, owing in part to its purchase of five acres of land adjacent to its Earls Road Industrial Estate depot in Falkirk. MD Iain Mitchell says: “We are pleased with where we […]

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DHL expands Unilever warehousing capacity

March 14, 2012 Peter Steele

DHL Supply Chain has opened its expanded capacity warehouse for long-term customer Unilever, marking the end of a 21 month project. The Cannock, Staffordshire, centre has the capacity to house 100,000 pallets and will handle all of Unilever’s homecare and ambient food lines for the UK and Ireland – including brands such as Persil, Marmite and PG Tips. Expanding the Cannock site – designed specifically to bring both product categories under the same roof for combined customer orders- has also […]