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Wincanton has signed a contract renewal with WH Smith, which will see its relationship with the high street retailer reach two decades.

The logistics provider has won a three-year extension, as part of a collaborative transport agreement, that sees it delivering for a mixture of 30 retailers and manufacturers.

By sharing loads it has enabled Wincanton to reduce the number of deliveries it makes, splitting costs among participants while cutting carbon emissions.

Paul Durkin, business unit director at Wincanton, says: “The renewal of this contract is testament to our commitment to continuous improvement and to creating efficiencies for our customers.

"It‘s a pleasure to build on our 17-year relationship with WH Smith, and especially so because it is a progressive company that recognises how a collaborative transport solution can reduce environmental impact without affecting customer service.”

The contract covers Wincanton‘s work for WH Smith hubs in Swindon, Dunstable and Birmingham. It also covers Wincanton‘s own multi-user depots in Middleton, near Manchester, and Mossend in Scotland.

Wincanton‘s fleet of 22 tractor units, 52 trailers and 47 rigids, are operated by 160 drivers and warehouse staff who service around 1,000 WH Smith stores in the UK and Ireland.