£60m Dairy Crest contract goes to Wincanton

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Dairy Crest, which makes Cathedral City cheese and Country Life butter, has renewed its transport contract with Wincanton in a deal worth more than £60m.

The deal will run until 2015.Wincanton will use 100 vehicles and approximately 230 drivers collecting milk from over 600 farms across the South of England and Wales and delivering it to four of Dairy Crest major dairies.

Dairy Crest’s group milk procurement director Mike Sheldon said: “Dairy Crest has a long and proud tradition in the UK dairy industry supporting rural communities, making collections easier and more efficient for farmers, and looking at ways to reduce our operations‘ impact on the environment. Wincanton was able to clearly demonstrate how it could help us sustain and build on this commitment.”

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Chris Kingshott, Wincanton’s managing director, said: “We started our partnership with Dairy Crest in 1994, with a shared commitment to a sustainable UK dairy sector. Indeed Wincanton‘s experience in the industry dates even further back to 1925, so we share a real heritage with Dairy Crest.

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