Wincanton has signed a five-year extension to its deal with BAE Systems.

The agreement builds on existing services Wincanton provides for the technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions specialist, incorporating  air sector and UK shipbuilding operations.

Wincanton will continue to provide transport, warehousing, materials management, packing and inspection services, underpinned by the delivery of continuous operational improvement and efficiencies.

Over the course of its 23-year relationship, Wincanton and BAE Systems have worked to create technology solutions. Wincanton will continue to integrate its track and trace portal for material movements with BAE Systems’ purchasing systems, improving supply chain visibility.

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Wincanton will also support BAE Systems to achieve its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 through increased alignment of operations and services.

Carl Meewezen, MD for public and industrial sectors at Wincanton said: “This is a major contract extension for Wincanton, and we are looking forward to growing our long-standing relationship. Our supply chain solutions enable BAE Systems to deliver essential capabilities for the Ministry of Defence and the UK government and we will continue to collaborate closely with the customer in this important sector.”

John Champion, director for shared services and indirect procurement services at BAE Systems said: “We are pleased to continue our relationship with Wincanton and jointly take steps to ensure that we are looking holistically across our operations. This a great piece of collaboration between our two companies to align existing services under a single agreement, creating a foundation for delivering continuous improvement and efficiencies to the benefit of both parties.”