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.