Monday 20th Jan 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Wincanton wins Watson Fuels distribution contract

Watson Fuels has awarded Wincanton a new, five-year contract to run all of its artic fuel activity across the UK.

As part of the contract, Wincanton will use its specialist shared-user EnergyLink tanker fleet to deliver fuel into Watson Fuels’ national depot network, as well as directly to artic customers.

Wincanton will manage artic vehicle routing through the use of its Transport Management System (TMS), providing an optimised, safety-focused service with Watson Fuels also implementing the same TMS.

Chris Fenton, MD of Industrial and Transport at Wincanton, said: “With our experience in the bulk fuel distribution market, spanning retail and commercial grades through to aviation fuels, we are confident that our expertise and knowledge will help Watson Fuels to provide the level of service which its customers expect.”

Wincanton has recently renewed its fuel distribution contract with Valero Energy as well as its long-term arrangement with Phillips 66.

Scott Roberts, operations and logistics director at Watson Fuels, said: “Working with a specialist artic haulier like Wincanton will add real value to our customers and our organisation.”