Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Britvic takes the train to Scotland

Wincanton is working with Malcolm’s Logistics to move Britvic products from Daventry up to Scotland. The scheme is currently in a trial phase but when fully operational will replace daily road journeys moving an average of one million bottles of Britvic product including Robinsons, Pepsi, and Tango.

Britvic products are made at sites in Norwich, Beckton, Rugby, Widford, Leeds and Huddersfield and are consolidated at the Daventry rail depot ahead of transport to Grangemouth and Mossend. Wincanton reckons this will take up to 50 lorry loads off the road each day a

Clive Hooper, UK logistics director for Britvic said: “As a business, we’re always looking for ways in which we can reduce our environmental impact and transport efficiency is an important part of this. This rail project enables us to reduce fuel needs and deliver carbon savings and is exactly the sort of development that we are committed to making.”

Gordon Scott, managing director, Wincanton said: “The solution we’ve developed in partnership with Britvic and Malcolm’s delivers genuine environmental benefits as the savings are not negated by an empty return journey. Working together, we’re able to use all of the space on the train in both directions, delivering both environmental and cost benefits. This solution is a great example of how working collaboratively, three companies are able to make a greater impact on carbon reduction than when working alone.”