Introduction to Wincanton
We can trace our history back to 1925, when we started delivering milk. Over the past 94 years we have entered new industry sectors, ventured into new geographies, broadened our services and used technology to manage the increasing pace and complexity of the supply chain. We are the largest British third-party logistics company (3PL), with operating centres throughout the country, and we are leaders in the design, implementation and management of secure, efficient supply chains, often in highly competitive and compliance driven sectors.
As a trusted and respected business partner, we design and implement services and solutions that range from setting up and operating distribution networks through to bonded warehouses and technology hosting. We strive for operational excellence in everything we do.
We work hard to understand and respond to our customers’ needs, build long term relationships and use our skills and expertise to deliver a smarter, added value service, every day. Our customers rely on us to make their businesses operate more efficiently and to gain a competitive advantage in their sector.
Improved stock visibility and availability, reduction of lead times, collaborative warehousing and transport models, and an absolute commitment to continuous improvement, are just some of the reasons why many of our customer relationships extend to more than 20 years.
What we do
We have a vast transport and warehouse network throughout the UK and Ireland. This means we have the scale and infrastructure to provide cost-efficient, flexible solutions to our customers. Despite this we approach our solutions in the same way as a small, customer-centric company. We understand that our customers’ logistics challenges are unique to their companies, and so our solutions are equally unique. We don’t employ a one-size fits all approach but consider the needs, challenges and goals of our customers to ensure we tailor the very best solution every time. This status is confirmed by the scale of our business:
People are at the heart of our operations and we strive to encourage, develop and retain our talented colleagues and to ensure that our sites are great places to work. We pride ourselves in delivering the highest levels of customer service, achieving best in class innovation and continually striving for excellence, whilst reducing our customers’ operating costs through efficient processes and a culture of continuous improvement.