Warehouse re-organisation key to streamlined supply chain at C&C Group

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Drinks company C&C Group is reorganising its supply chain and distribution operations in Scotland, consolidating operations in Cambuslang  and opening a new 50,000 sq ft DC in Edinburgh.

The reorganisation will optimise the group’s logistics capabilities and put in place a network which most efficiently serves customers across Scotland. C&C owns Tennent’s Wholesale and Matthew Clark, which incorporates brands such as Tennents Beer, Bulmer and Magners Cider.

The new warehouse facility will be located in Newbridge and is scheduled to open in October 2020. The company said: “This will significantly enhance the wholesaler’s service to customers, especially in the east of Scotland.”

The company’s Matthew Clark Glasgow warehouse and transport operation will be consolidated into the Tennent’s facility in Cambuslang, near Glasgow, and the new depot in Edinburgh. This is expected to be completed by April 2021.

Andrea Pozzi, chief operating officer of C&C Group, said: “Our leading route to market proposition in Scotland is underpinned by our distribution capability and the strength of our multi-beverage offering to our on and off-trade customers.

“Extending our distribution operations is a positive step and will further strengthen our logistics capabilities, eliminate transport inefficiencies and enhance the service we provide to our customers across Scotland. Our new depot in Edinburgh also fits with our environmental agenda by reducing product miles traveled and CO2 emissions.

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