Wincanton, a leading UK supply chain solutions provider, has won a contract to deliver more than 2 million t of bagged and bulk cement for Lafarge Cement UK.
The multi-year contract will see Wincanton work in close partnership with the global construction company’s own in-house logistics fleet.
Chris Kingshott, Managing Director for Manufacturing at Wincanton said: “As a global brand operating across 78 countries, Lafarge is extremely stringent in selecting who they work with, which makes the announcement of this contract doubly satisfying and underlines our strength in this competitive sector.”
Key to its success in winning the contract was the Wincanton’s commitment to cultivating long-term partnerships with customers based on shared cultural values, including plans to continually drive forward safety improvement, reduce carbon emissions, and boost overall operational efficiency.
Alaister White, Lafarge Cement’s Head of Logistics, said: “Wincanton’s operational team demonstrated their strong determination and ambition to make this contract work for all concerned, including our customers. They also succeeded in demonstrating that they fully shared our safety values and were prepared to put in the extra effort and apply their own experience and expertise to take that relationship a step further.”
The Euro 5 compliant Wincanton vehicles deployed to carry out the contract will deliver both bagged and bulk loads of cement from sites across the UK, from Aberdeen to Liskeard.
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