Nestle Waters UK has awarded a three million pound contract to Norbert Dentressangle to transport bottled water such as San Pellegrino and Vittel.
Under the deal, Norbert Dentressangle will make around 900 scheduled collections and deliveries a year, moving full trailer and container loads at fixed times.
This will include collecting Vittel from the eponymous town, Perrier from Vergeze, in France, and San Pellegrino from two sites in Italy – Madone and Ruspino, and transporting this to the UK.
The transport service is intended to offer a higher payload throughput, which significantly cuts the number of road deliveries, to cut costs per tonne.
The deal should also accommodate volume volatility due to varying weather conditions and consequent consumer demand.
Frazer Crawley, distribution manager for Nestle, said: “We appointed Norbert Dentressangle as they demonstrated a clear understanding of our business and our requirements for a reliable and flexible solution that can adapt to changing consumer demands.
“As well as being a cost effective delivery service from our European bottling points to the UK, it also meets Nestlé Waters’ environmental objectives to minimise road miles as much as possible and reduce our supply chain carbon footprint.”
Nestle Waters sources, bottles, and distributes mineral waters from a variety of natural locations to consumers throughout the world. In Europe its portfolio includes a wide range of brands such as Buxton Water, Nestle Pure Life, Vittel, Perrier and San Pellegrino.
Norbert Dentressangle already provides logistics services for Nestle Waters UK at three sites in Buxton, which deliver its brands to retailers across the UK.