Wincanton is launching ‘Virtual Access to Storage and Transport’ (VAST) to make finding and selling warehouse space quick and easy, via www.oneVASTwarehouse.com.
This collaborative platform matches buyers and sellers of warehouse space, allowing companies that need on-demand access to storage to find it quickly, and warehouse owners the opportunity to advertise underutilised space to generate a new income stream.
By simply logging on to oneVASTwarehouse.com, companies can list space for free – no matter how large or small, short or long-term. Anyone looking for storage space can search by location, space size, storage duration and required facilities before being put in direct contact with the warehouse of their choice. Further to this, customers can purchase additional wraparound 3PL services, such as pick-and-pack.
oneVASTwarehouse.com also offers its users access to Wincanton’s 4,000-strong vehicle transport network (the 3rd largest LGV fleet in the UK) for a complete collection and delivery service.
Adrian Colman, chief executive officer at Wincanton, said: “We have pioneered collaborative warehousing for a number of years, but with oneVASTwarehouse.com we are virtualising our services and getting a better utilisation rate for our customers’ warehouse space. This has evolved from a great idea, created through Wincanton’s W2 Labs programme, in which we explore digital innovation in logistics.
‘We are all in a race for space – to find it, to secure it and to generate the best value from it – and oneVASTwarehouse.com is a brilliant way to virtualise Wincanton’s huge breadth of services, while achieving a far better utilisation rate for our own and our customers’ warehouse space.
‘oneVASTwarehouse.com is exactly the kind of collaborative innovation that defines us.”