Carlsberg UK is transferring its secondary logistics operations to DHL Tradeteam.
Following a review of its supply chain operations, the company decided to stop providing porterage services itself. The review came as part of a ‘transformation programme’ – which aims to generate an agile and responsive business.
“The review and subsequent proposal have been given the considerable time and care they warrant,” said Julian Momen, CEO, Carlsberg UK. “Our intention to outsource our secondary logistics to a specialist logistics provider in DHL Tradeteam is taken with a long-term view of the market to ensure a sustainable solution in terms of service and cost for our business and our customers.
“We recognise this is a significant change for our business and in particular our employees. Our focus over the coming months will be on providing all potentially affected employees with the support they require.”
A DHL Supply Chain spokesperson said: “We are delighted that Carlsberg UK is proposing to outsource certain parts of its distribution requirements in the UK to DHL Tradeteam. We look forward to providing Carlsberg UK’s consumers and customers with an excellent service in the coming years.”
Integration is expected to begin no later than March 2018.