Wincanton has won a three-year renewal with long-term customer Asda to provide transport and warehousing.

It will see a continuation of operations at four key Asda sites in Doncaster, Larne, Rochdale and Wigan, covering frozen, chilled and ambient grocery, and general merchandise nationwide.

The contract employs 1,216 Wincanton staff and 58 vehicles.

Wincanton and Asda have worked together since 2005.

Jon Parry, vice president, Asda Logistics Services, said: “This will continue to build on our strong working relationship that has stretched over the last 13 years and we look forward to the ongoing collaborative approach that will no doubt bring further value to the Asda logistics network.”

Ian Keilty, MD of retail and consumer at Wincanton, said: “Asda is a much valued, long-term Wincanton customer and our relationship stretches back over a decade.

“Our collaborative working bond has allowed us to build a stronger understanding of the Asda supply chain. We’ve used this knowledge to assist Asda in unlocking new value from its supply chain operations, which is evidence of our successful partnership.”

Keilty was appointed to his role in November, with a remit to expand Wincanton’s consumer and retail division.

Wincanton’s Asda renewal follows hot on the heels of two new five-year contracts with breakfast-maker Weetabix Food Company earlier this month.