Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Wincanton seals 10 year deal with Carlsberg

Wincanton has won a 10 year contract to manage the warehousing and primary transport for part of Carlsberg UK’s distributed range. The operation will offer the Danish brewery synergies with Wincanton’s expanding drinks business and reductions in their lead times by employing a collaborative approach to its supply chain.
Under the contract, Wincanton will pick and check around 1 million cases of Carlsberg’s wines, spirits and third party beers at its shared user warehouse in Billingham, Teesside.  Once checked, the product is dispatched on the same day to four of Carlsberg’s regional distribution centres.
Collaboration between Carlsberg and the Billingham depot, along with the Gravelly Park Depot, will enable the brewery to offer its customers a next day delivery service through its nationwide secondary depot network.
Carlsberg’s Andrew Caswell said:  “The fact that the new contract offers a significant service improvement and takes a day out of the supply chain, coupled with Wincanton’s demonstrable track record for operational excellence, made it a straightforward decision to progress our relationship.”