Supply chain specialist Wincanton has secured a contract to become Jet2.com’s dedicated transport partner.
Using specialist vehicles, Wincanton will transport goods from Jet2.com’s new multi-million pound 150,000 square foot retail operations centre in Cheshire to storage facilities at UK airports, which the company said is the first facility of its kind in the UK aviation industry.
Wincanton will also use control tower technology to drive Jet2.com’s network strategy, which the company said will deliver accurate, real-time visibility on the location of stock, proof of delivery, and optimise resources.
Steve Heapy,chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “Industry-leading customer service is a critical driver of our continued success, so we are absolutely delighted to be applying that to our in-flight retail operation.
“The opening of this multi-million pound retail operations centre is a first for UK aviation and we know that this pioneering step will provide the very best service for our customers.”
Carl Hanson, Wincanton managing director of group transport added: “We are delighted that Jet2 have chosen us to be their strategic partner in this exciting new venture and we look forward to playing our part in delighting Jet2 customers. Being part of Jet2’s growth journey is a testament to our dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation.”