New Morrisons contract winSource: RNS
For Immediate Release
18 June 2020
("Wincanton", the "Company" or the "Group)
New Morrisons contract win
Wincanton secures significant additional contract with Morrisons
Wincanton plc, the largest British third-party logistics company, today announces that it has successfully extended its relationship Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC ("Morrisons"). Morrisons has awarded Wincanton the management of their transport and VMU operations at Willow Green, Bridgwater, which will commence later this year. This substantial contract extension will involve the TUPE transfer of over 250 colleagues from the existing provider to Wincanton. In addition, Morrisons and Wincanton will partner to improve logistics activities and service to Morrisons stores.
In 2019, Morrisons awarded Wincanton the management of three transport and five VMU operations through its fleet management business, Pullman Fleet Services. This initial contract involved the TUPE transfer of over 550 colleagues from Morrisons to Wincanton in order to service sites at Gadbrook, Wakefield and Stockton (transport and VMU) and Latimer and Sittingbourne (VMU).
James Wroath, CEO of Wincanton, commented: "In these challenging circumstances affecting businesses across the UK, we are delighted to build upon our reputation for excellent implementation and quickly extend the scope of Wincanton's much valued partnership with Morrisons."
Craig Taylor, Logistics Director, Morrisons commented: "We are pleased to be expanding our relationship with Wincanton, who have shown strong commitment to Morrisons and embraced our plan for logistics. We look forward to an exciting future together."
For further information please contact:
Wincanton Plc Tel: 01249 710 000
Tim Lawlor, Chief Financial Officer
Buchanan Tel: 020 7466 5000
Richard Oldworth/Vicky Hayns
Notes to Editors
Wincanton is the largest British third-party logistics (3PL) company, providing supply chain solutions to some of the world's most admired companies across a wide range of industries including retail, construction, defence and energy.
As a trusted and respected business partner, we design and implement services and solutions that range from setting up and operating distribution networks, through to bonded warehouses, technology hosting, container transport and storage. We strive for operational excellence in everything we do.
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. Our customers rely on us to make their businesses operate more efficiently and to gain a competitive advantage in their sector.
• 17,600 colleagues
• 200+ locations
• Responsible for 3,600 vehicles
• Revenue £1.1bn
• 4,600 drivers
• 14.3m sqft of warehousing space
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