Isigny Sainte-Mère, a French dairy co-operative, has signed a deal with Culina Logistics to provide shared user storage and distribution services for its chilled product range.
The company, which makes cheese, butter, fromage frais, creams, crème frâiche and milk powders, exports more than 40 per cent of its production.
Culina has estimated it will deliver around one million cases in the first year of the contract to major retailers and wholesalers in the UK, operating from its distribution centre in Milton Keynes.
The contract also covers warehousing and sales order processing, as well as a co-packing service that enables it to re-work products for promotional activity or to meet supplier requirements.
Stéphane Plessis, Europe export manager for Isigny Sainte-Mère, said: “We appointed Culina to provide a shared-user supply chain solution to ensure our products are delivered accurately and in perfect condition.
“Culina has an established network that will help us develop our distribution channels in the UK market quickly and efficiently.”