DHL Supply Chain has won a three-year contract with energy firms SSE and SGN to provide logistics support and help deliver essential services.

The new contract will see DHL operations running five days a week for SSE and SGN, as well as providing a 24/7 business continuity team for warehouse and transport work.

It will work for both companies out of two sites in Thatcham and Glasgow, providing operations support for the delivery of essential services and sustainable energy solutions.

DHL added that it will also undertake a strategic review of the inbound and outbound supply chains to identify future efficiencies.

Neil Arnott, director of logistics at SSE, said: “Our business priority is always to provide an efficient and effective service to meet the needs of our customers and we are delighted to be partnering with DHL as an industry expert, perfectly positioned to support us in evolving our operation.

“The transition to net zero is at the forefront of our development and DHL’s aligned values will help us to reduce logistics-related emissions and develop circular solutions.”

Gillian Townsend, senior business director at DHL Supply Chain, said: “Working with two key players in the electric and gas space is an exciting opportunity, particularly as we look towards a greener future for UK energy.”

SSE is a FTSE listed company that owns and operates economically-regulated electricity networks, renewables and flexible thermal generation and SGN is a gas distributor serving nearly six million homes and businesses in England and Scotland.