Wincanton Wins Contract to Support Co-op Expansion

7th March 2019

Logistics BusinessWincanton Wins Contract to Support Co-op Expansion

Wincanton has been appointed by UK retailer The Co-op to launch and run their newest regional distribution centre in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

The initial three-year contract will see Wincanton manage all warehouse and store delivery operations from the facility to new and existing stores in the surrounding area, supporting The Co-operative Group’s continued growth and development as one of the UK’s leading food retailers.

The new Regional Distribution Centre, will store stock ready for distribution to stores, and is expected to create new roles for around 500 people, including 170 drivers.

The new agreement is in addition to Wincanton’s contract to service The Co-op’s logistics depots; Lea Green, Merseyside and Cardinal, Cambridgeshire. On those contracts, Wincanton employs 670 staff and a fleet of over 500 vehicles, making 110,000 journeys each year to up to 800 stores nationwide.