Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has awarded a five-year contract to specialist Wincanton to manage the storage and distribution of its generating sets destined for UK armed forces around the world.
Wincanton will store the generators at its shared user facility in Middleton, Greater Manchester, before packing and despatching the systems bound for armed forces units across the globe.
Once at their destinations the generators will be used by armed forces personnel based in remote locations to power equipment such as communications and medical systems.
Dennis Wareing, head of procurement at Rolls-Royce Distributed Generation Systems, said: “For a contract of this much importance our priority was to work with a company with a proven ability to deliver a service in mission-critical situations.
“In Wincanton, we have found such a partner. Their approved facilities in Middleton provide us and our defence sector customers with the security and compliance required for our operations.”
Wincanton will also carry out audited maintenance checks on return of the equipment before putting it back into storage ready for the next call out.
Chris Kingshott, Wincanton’s managing director, said: “We are looking forward to developing our relationship with Rolls-Royce and supporting their customers both in the UK and across the world.”