Probiotic drink producer Yakult has chosen Culina Logistics as its chilled food and drink supply chain specialist. With all the leading supermarkets stocking Yakult, more than 300,000 bottles are bought every day in the country.
As part of the contract, Culina is providing collection, intake, storage, pick and final temperature-controlled delivery to 75 customers’ regional distribution centres via its shared-user network. The 24-hour, next-day service supports retailers’ requirements for timed deliveries, with Culina making 540 every week.
Orders received by EDI are delivered using Culina’s fleet of 17-tonne rigid and 44ft articulated trucks.
Ravji Pindoria, company secretary at Yakult, comments: “Culina provides a high quality service and fast turnaround of orders to meet our customer’s requirements. The company’s sophisticated IT system and dedicated website provides important management information that allows us to focus on product growth.”