Suntory Supply Chain Contract for DHL

31st January 2024

Logistics BusinessSuntory Supply Chain Contract for DHL

DHL Supply Chain has been appointed by Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I, in a new three-year contract starting 1st January 2024. The appointment sees DHL Supply Chain partner with SBF GB&I as its sole supply chain delivery and warehouse supplier. Following its appointment, DHL has created over 310 jobs at its site in Worksop. DHL will be supporting SBF GB&I in delivering its Growing for Good company value, by improving efficiency across its supply chain, while focusing on sustainability.

DHL will leverage its investments in automated solutions to manage the fulfilment of orders across Great Britain. With DHL offering a high-tech warehouse solution, enhanced reporting capabilities, and live order tracking, the new partnership will help SBF GB&I gain greater insight and efficiencies across its operations.

DHL’s extensive network capabilities will provide SBF GB&I with an optimised transport solution that eliminates wasted network space, reducing associated costs and carbon emissions all supported by track and trace capabilities.

Carol Robert, Chief Operating Officer, Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I comments: “We believe DHL Supply Chain will help deliver our strategic ambitions. We have lots of growth to go after; together with DHL’s capability, we will achieve our ambitious revenue targets through customer service excellence all the while working to reduce our impact on the environment.”

Nick Archer, MD, Consumer and Convenience, DHL Supply Chain UK&I adds: “Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I is one of the UK’s largest soft drinks manufacturers that has shown impressive growth over the last few years, while demonstrating a clear commitment to making a positive impact on the world. This of course aligns to our own business goals and ambitions, so we are delighted to be joining SBF GB&I to help make their vision a reality.”

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 94 billion euros in 2022. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group aims to achieve net-zero emissions logistics by 2050.

Suntory Beverage & Food Great Britain and Ireland (SBF GB&I) is one of the leading soft drinks businesses in the UK and Ireland. SBF GB&I was formed in 2014 as Lucozade Ribena Suntory and is part of Suntory Beverage & Food Europe.