Saint-Gobain picks Wincanton for £7m contract

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Saint-Gobain, the French construction materials company, has renewed its contract with Wincanton in a deal worth £7m over three years.

The contract is to distribute products for the UK water industry. Wincanton will use its preferred roster of sub-contractors for all long-distance product movements and use its in-house fleet for trunking operations.

By rationalising its distribution processes, Wincanton expects to increase load fill per vehicle, and raise the number of multi-drop customer deliveries.

A new consolidation centre in West Thurrock will complement Wincanton’s Ilkeston site and improve service to Saint-Gobain’s customer base in the South East, which comprises around 80 per cent of all orders.

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