Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has announced a new agreement with Coca-Cola. Under the terms of the three-year contract Wincanton will manage the existing Coca-Cola warehouse at Lisburn handling both raw materials and finished product.
With a proven track record in both automated and semi-automated warehouse operations, Wincanton will focus on providing Coca-Cola with a flexible and agile operation whilst also driving ongoing improvements in response to a dynamic commercial environment.
The Wincanton and Coca-Cola partnership is based on shared values and an emphasis on customer experience. In addition, both companies stress the importance of developing and rewarding their colleagues throughout the business.
Liam McElroy, managing director – retail and consumer, Wincanton, said of the announcement: “We have full confidence that our experience with warehouse automation and innovation will prove to be an asset to Coca-Cola as it looks to continue its success. Our shared values and understanding that the people in our business hold the key to success unite us with Coca-Cola and we look forward to forging a strong and lasting relationship with them based on thestrength of these principles.”
Clive Wilson, supply chain services manager, Coca-Cola Hellenic, added: “Selecting the right 3PL who shared our values and continuous improvement mindset was critical to our decision-making in selecting Wincanton as our preferred partner. We are confident that their expertise and innovative solutions will help us to improve our operations, add value and deliver sustainable benefits to our business.”