Wincanton has extended it contract with HJ Heinz and been awarded a three-year deal with Panasonic, which will generate more than £100 million for the group.
HJ Heinz has been working with Wincanton for the past 13 years, and has extended its transport contract for a further three years and its warehousing contract for four years.
Wincanton is the primary national supplier of warehousing and transport services for all HJ Heinz brands including HP and Amoy.
Under the contract Wincanton will continue to manage both HJ Heinz’s dedicated 350,000 sq ft ambient automated warehouse, a co-packing operation which processes more than eight million cases per year and a networked transport fleet.
The new deal with Panasonic will see Wincanton manage nationwide outbound transport from its national distribution centre in Northampton, building on the relationship which was established in 2002.
Under the extension, Wincanton will manage the UK distribution of Panasonic goods to retailers using its wider transport network.
Wincanton recently completed a project to maximise backhauling opportunities through the services of a dedicated Wincanton transport manager based within the company’s supply chain team.
For both customers, Wincanton has optimised the use of their fleets by leveraging its extended national network, which has reduced reliance of sub-contractors and increased backhaul opportunities.
The regional load planning teams optimise the sharing of vehicle capacity with other Wincanton customers including GSK, Britvic, Unilever and Adidas.