Wincanton, a leading provider of supply chain solutions in the UK and Ireland, has secured a long-term deal with LDH (La Doria, one of the UK’s leading private label supplier of ambient grocery products.
Wincanton will provide LDH with warehousing and storage solutions and operations will be based across a number of warehouses in the South East. Wincanton will oversee some 10,000 shipping containers and handle more than 200,000 tonnes of products a year, with the vast majority of goods being unloaded by hand by Wincanton’s staff.
Liam McElroy, Wincanton’s managing director for consumer and retail, said: “This new contract win is a testament to the effectiveness of our supply chain solutions and to the leading service we can offer UK businesses. LDH is a great addition to our market-leading FMCG portfolio of clients and we’re looking forward to developing a long term partnership with them. calling on our knowledge and expertise in the retail sector to provide the highest standards of service.”
Paul Nicholas, logistics director at LDH (La Doria), said: “We were impressed by Wincanton’s obvious knowledge and experience within our market sector. At all times during the contract negotiation and more importantly the transitional period, they provided maximum commitment and diligence to LDH. A very good team and we look forward to a successful relationship.”
Wincanton is the largest British logistics firm and this year it celebrates its 90th anniversary. The company employs more than 18,000 people across 200 sites and its 4,000-strong fleet provides supply chain solutions across a wide range of sectors including retail, construction, defence and energy.