Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Wincanton to open foodservice DC at Hoddesdon

Wincanton is moving its foodservice operations from Dunstable and Luton to a 220,000 sq ft distribution centre at Hoddesdon in the summer.

The new site offers more capacity to serve a growing network of customers across the region. All the existing 136 Wincanton staff at Luton and Dunstable will be offered the opportunity to work at the new facility.

Operations at Luton and Dunstable will continue as normal until the new site is opened in late July. The freezer is likely to be the last part of the operation to transfer in late August.

David Jones, managing director for foodservice at Wincanton said: “The site at Luton is both old and constrained in terms of size to meet current challenges and our anticipated further business growth. This new modern facility, with 220,000 sq ft., will allow us to greatly enhance the service to our customers, enabling both Wincanton’s ambitious growth plans and those of our existing customers to be met.”

“Wincanton has already invested heavily into its foodservice business in the last year and the new Hoddesdon site will complement the recent £3 million development at Trafford Park, Manchester.”