Brewer Scottish & Newcastle has set up a joint venture with Kuehne & Nagel to handle drinks distribution in the UK.
The joint venture entails merging the the distribution assets of S&N UK with those of K&N and by the creation of a new Kuehne & Nagel owned division, KN Drinks Logistics.
The joint venture will contract K&N to provide all S&N UK¹s primary and secondary distribution activities for an initial contract period of 10 years. It is due to start in July.
The intention is that KN Drinks Logistics will bring in third party work to supplement the work it does for S&N.
S&N UK said it did not expect to see any immediate changes to its physical distribution network.