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Wincanton wins five-year logistics contract from UK retailer wilko

Published 17 March 2017

British logistics company Wincanton has secured a five-year contract from UK retailer wilko to manage its transport operations.

Under the contract, Wincanton will carry out various operations for wilko from store replenishment to yard management and backhaul.

The contract is expected to result in Wincanton making at least 100,000 deliveries per annum for wilko.

Established 85 year ago, wilko’s store count has now grown to nearly 400 stores across the country.

The contract will see Wincanton working in partnership with wilko to transform its supply chain.

Wincanton retail & consumer managing director Liam McElroy said: “This represents an exciting new contract win with family owned business wilko.

“Based on our experience and expertise in the retail sector, we will work in partnership with wilko and will look at every opportunity to strengthen the retailer’s supply chain, brand and customer experience. I look forward to being part of wilko’s continued success.”

Pullman Fleet Services, Wincanton’s fleet maintenance arm, will also operate two workshops to service the wilko fleet and increase vehicle availability.

wilko chief operating officer Sean Toal said: “Wincanton will help us with our commitments in delivering the best possible service for our customers, improve our CSR obligations and meet our current and future needs as we expand.”

In January, Wincanton has ordered 100 new vehicles from Mercedes-Benz to support the logistics firm’s expansion plans.

With operations in the UK and Ireland, Wincanton claims to have partnerships with customers across all business sectors and operates a diverse and growing fleet of more than 3,400 vehicles including mechanical off loaders, mixers and bulk tankers as well as general haulage vehicles.

Image: Wincanton will work in partnership with wilko to transform its supply chain. Photo: courtesy of Wincanton Plc.