Gist is celebrating a five-year extension to its partnership with Carlsberg UK by opening and managing a new 13,470 sq m (144,937.2 sq ft) regional distribution centre in Leeds.
The new RDC will manage stock arriving from the Carlsberg brewery in Leeds and serve trade customers in the north of the UK.
As a result of a growing take home market increasing sales, Carlsberg is boosting its packaging and distribution capacity. The opening of the new RDC in Leeds follows the installation of a new bottling plant and the forthcoming installation of a new canning facility at the Leeds brewery. Gist has worked in partnership with Carlsberg since 1999 and currently transports four million barrels of beer and 1.4 million cans a year for the brewer.
The Leeds RDC complements Carlsberg’s existing distribution centre in Northampton, also managed by Gist. Bottles and cans from Leeds will be transported by Gist onto supermarket networks, independent retailers, cash & carries and wholesalers across northern England and Scotland.
The warehouse team will also be responsible for verification checks, order pick up and consolidation, dealing with returns and loading up export containers.