Wincanton has won a 10-year contract to provide transport and warehousing services to Micheldever Tyre Services.

The tyre specialist is working to double the size of its operation within the M25, and its new deal with the operator comes after more than 10 years of the businesses working together. Wincanton manages two of the 14 MTS warehouses in the UK - 11 of which MTS manages itself.

MTS has leased a new 58,000ft2 DC in Greenford, out of which Wincanton will provide transport and warehousing. The operator also helped MTS find the new site, and managed the transfer of operations to it.

The new site should boost MTS's annual output from 6.4 million to 7.15 million units.

Wincanton's director of general merchandise, Huw Jenkins, said: "Our standing and experience in the market puts us in an unrivalled position to act when our clients express a desire to expand their operations.

"In this instance, we were able to not only identify and help secure a new distribution centre, but also manage the transfer and expansion of warehousing and transport operations within it. This meant MTS could focus on driving business growth.”

MTS logistics director Dave Haddock added: "At MTS, we have ambitious plans for expansion over the next decade and the new Greenford facility will go some way to providing the capacity we need to fulfil this.

"Wincanton has long provided us with the performance and efficiencies we need at the two sites they operate for us. We look forward to their continuing support and insight for this latest venture.”

  • Wincanton saw a slight drop in its pre-tax profit in its 2017/18 year, which fell 16.5% to £37.9m. However its turnover grew by 4.8% and MD Adrian Coleman told MT that shareholders and investors had been cheered by new contract wins and the expansion of its two-person delivery operation with Ikea. Read the full story.