Wincanton celebrates go-live for Britvic, following new contract win
Wincanton has been appointed to manage Britvic’s new, state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Rugby, Warwickshire. Operations at the circa 273,000 sq. ft. site went live last month.
This contract is in addition to Wincanton’s current brief to manage the drinks company’s main distribution centre at Lutterworth, Leicestershire. The contract award extends the relationship to 2025.
Wincanton will provide engineering and technical support as well as stock management and warehousing for the new 33,000 pallet facility. At full capacity, it is anticipated that the new operation will clear 376 pallets of goods per hour and dispatch 240 loads every 24 hours.
Ian Keilty, MD Retail & Consumer at Wincanton, said:
"We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Britvic.
"The Lutterworth site is Britvic’s key distribution centre for the UK and the team there is highly experienced. This award is a tribute to their hard work and dedication to client service.
"Our experience in managing automated warehouses stood us in good stead to deal with this new facility which will be one of the largest, automated pallet high bay warehouses for soft drinks in Europe."
Separately, Wincanton has won a contract to provide a fully managed customer order delivery service for Homebase.
The deal involves the provision of carrier management, invoice validation and Drop Ship Vendor services, which are part of Wincanton’s wider eFulfilment proposition.
The service, which goes live in July 2019, is estimated to allow Wincanton to manage over 300,000 customer deliveries from Homebase distribution centres in the first year of operation.
At the heart of the deal is the retailer’s commitment to delivering a positive customer experience.
Stuart Tosh, Head of Distribution at Homebase, said:
"We’re looking forward to working in partnership with Wincanton to ensure we deliver an efficient and effective service to our customers."
Paul Durkin, Director of Home & eFulfilment at Wincanton, added:
"The carrier management service we are offering Homebase is a powerful collaboration of Wincanton experience and people with Sorted, an agile, data driven software company. Together we are well placed to help Homebase transform their customer delivery experience and grow their business."