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For Immediate Release 15 June 2016
('Wincanton' or the 'Group')
Contract Renewal with Sainsbury's
Wincanton plc, a leading provider of supply chain solutions in the UK and Ireland, today announces that it has renewed its distribution contract with Sainsbury's, one of the UK's leading supermarkets, bringing the long-standing relationship between the two businesses to over 25 years.
The extension will see further on-going efficiency and performance improvements in the logistics operations for four key Sainsbury's sites, supporting their supermarket and convenience stores across England and Wales for up to five years.
Wincanton's drive to deliver continuous efficiency improvements, excellent service and innovation has been demonstrated within the current contract. We have delivered year-on-year cost savings for the business and by utilising our long relationship have continually strived to develop new and efficient ways of working.
Adrian Colman, Chief Executive commented:
"The renewed contract is testament to the strength of our relationship and the shared vision Wincanton has with its clients to add value and deliver excellent service. Sainsbury's has been a key client of ours for over 21 years already and we are thrilled to see this long-standing relationship develop further."
For further information please contact:
Adrian Colman, Chief Executive Officer
Tim Lawlor, Chief Financial Officer 01249 710 000
Richard Oldworth, Victoria Watkins, Jane Glover 020 7466 5000
Notes to Editors
Wincanton plc - the smarter logistics partner
From kitchen equipment and wallpaper, through to groceries, tiles, bricks, clothing and diesel... almost everything that's bought for the home and workplace passes along a complex supply chain. In many cases that supply chain will be operated and managed by Wincanton.
Our customers, who include some of the world's most admired brands, rely on us to make their businesses operate more efficiently and to gain a competitive advantage in their sector.
As a trusted and respected business partner, we design and implement logistics services that range from setting up and operating distribution services and networks through to bonded warehouses and technology hosting, container transport and storage and records management.
Improved stock visibility and availability, reduction of lead times, operational excellence, collaborative warehousing and transport models, and an absolute commitment to continuous improvement, are just some of the reasons why many of our customer relationships extend to over 20 years.
With in-depth sector knowledge and insight, we cover a wide range of markets including retail, consumer goods, construction, dairy, defence, records and data management, industrial, fuels and energy. We work hard to understand and respond to our customers' needs, build long term relationships and use our skills and expertise to deliver a smarter, added value service, every day.
· Annual revenue in the UK & Ireland exceeds £1 billion
· Circa 18,000 employees including 4,000+ drivers
· Operates from 200+ locations with 13 million square feet of warehousing across the UK and Ireland
· Operating responsibility for around 3,600 vehicles
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