Wines giant picks Hillebrand for worldwide contract

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Accolade Wines, the world’s fourth largest wine producer, has awarded JF Hillebrand  a five year worldwide freight services contract.

Hillebrand will provide complete end-to-end freight logistics services to the Accolade Wines Group, covering both cased and bulk movements. Using sea, road and rail services the wines will be moving from various origin sites across Europe and the New World to Accolade Park in Bristol.

Richard Anning, global planning and logistics director at Accolade Wines, said: “With wine production centres in Australia, South Africa and California and distribution across the globe, Accolade Wines has a very complex logistics task combined with challenging scheduling to meet customer demands.

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“We’re confident JF Hillebrand will be able to partner with us in providing the level of service our customers expect.”

Accolade brands include: Hardys, Banrock Station from Australia, Flagstone and Kumala from South Africa and Geyser Peak from the Napa Valley in the US.

Tom Yusef, Chairman of JF Hillebrand UK, said: “We are delighted to build on the partnership we have with Accolade Wines.”

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