Third-party logistics providers have this year won millions of pounds in business, taking on more work from existing customers as well as winning contracts from new clients. looks back at some of the highest value and longest contract wins of 2014.

Acumen Automotive turnover set to grow following JLR win

Acumen Automotive Logistics boldly claimed that it would be able to triple its turnover in three years after winning a new contract with Jaguar Land Rover. The deal sees it delivering Jaguar and Land Rover cars for both export markets and dealerships.

Marks & Spencer extends Norbert Dentressangle relationship

Norbert Dentressangle extended its long-running relationship with Marks & Spencer in 2014, in a renewed contract that also included the management of an additional DC in Bradford, as well as the four sites previously managed by the operator.

ACS&T strikes new 10 year deal with Ticco Foods

In one of the longest deals announced this year, ACS&T was appointed to run a new ambient, chilled and frozen warehouse in Berkshire on behalf of Ticco Foods. It was the first time the food supplier outsourced its warehousing and final mile delivery.

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Lavendon moves in-house operation to Wincanton

Wincanton struck a deal with mobile elevated platform firm Lavendon after the customer decided to close its in-house delivery and collection operation. The contract will commence in the New Year and will run for five years.

DHL wins five-year Volvo Cars parts contract

DHL saw business drive forward this year with a five-year contract to manage car parts distribution and warehousing for Volvo. It will operate four shared use local DCs on the OEM’s behalf and deliver through the night and same-day to over 120 dealerships.

Import Services wins London Gateway warehouse contract

Later this year will see the opening of the London Gateway’s shared user facility and port-centric logistics firm Import Services has been appointed as the company to operate it. It will replicate the model it currently uses for its Southampton site.

DHL loses Howdens Joinery contract to Wincanton

Kitchen firm Howdens Joinery earlier this year ended its contract with DHL and opted for a new one with Wincanton instead. It took over the management of Howden’s three transport sites, along with the DHL drivers based there.

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Gefco wins Range Rover logistics contract following JLR review

Gefco took over responsibility for the distribution of finished Range Rovers from another undisclosed logistics provider this year. The deal followed a review of Range Rover manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover’s supply chain and covers the movement of vehicles between production plants and storage facilities.

ND wins multi-million-pound fuel distribution contract

May saw Norbert Dentressangle take on distribution for fuel supplier Harvest Energy. The multi-million pound three-year contract includes distribution to commercial and retail outlets across the UK.

Clipper Logistics secures five-year extension with Tesco

Part of a series of business wins in 2014 following its flotation, Clipper secured more e-fulfilment business with Tesco’s clothing operation. Other big contract wins this year for Clipper included Philip Morris, Whistles and Antler.