FMCG work strong in the Benelux

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Supply chain solution specialist TDG has strengthened its operating position in the Benelux Countries by expanding its customer base with a series of outsourcing contract wins worth £13.5M a year. The business reinforces TDG’s position as one of the top five fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) logistics players in the region and includes a multimillion euro agreement with Haribo, a well-known German confectionery brand.

From May, 2004 TDG take’s full responsibility for the management of Haribo’s warehousing and distribution operations in the Netherlands. Based at TDG’s state-of-the-art Nijmegen facility the contract involves taking over Haribo’s distribution fleet and the transfer of several employees.

Oriental Weavers, one of the world’s largest machine woven rug manufacturers, has also selected Nijmegen as the site for its continental European warehousing distribution operations. The decision marks an expansion of TDG’s UK relationship with Oriental Weavers and entails associated customs handling activities including fiscal representation.

Other business wins include additional work with the insecticides division of SC Johnson – Benelux. TDG has also extended its agreements with two ICI units in the Netherlands, namely Quest International (food flavourings) and Uniqema.

David Garman, TDG chief executive, says: “We are now well placed to leverage the benefits of our FMCG market presence throughout Benelux with an attractive consolidation proposition. Our recent wins and strong pipeline illustrate the competitive advantages that can be gained from consolidated deliveries to joint retail clients by maximising logistics efficiencies.”

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