TDG has won a £9 million a year contract with Kwik Save to handle its UK warehouse and distribution business for its ambient and frozen goods.
All deliveries to the grocer’s 184 stores will be made from TDG’s Warrington distribution centre, which has been redesigned to serve the Kwik Save business.
In addition to recruiting and training 192 employees including drivers, managers, clerical and warehouse staff, the TDG distribution centre at Appleton Link near Warrington had alterations to racking; additional canteen and locker facilities and a new computer system installed within the 21 day time frame, as well as new vehicles and mechanical handling equipment.
TDG will manage the frozen volume through its temperature controlled services site in Manchester, with the transport being planned via the Appleton Link site.
Kwik Save’s commercial director David Birchall said: “We have chosen to work with a third party logistics provider with retail food expertise that shares our vision.