Wincanton announced that it has won a new contract with BAE Systems, a defence company, to supply its Military Air & Information (MAI) operations. The contract extends Wincanton’s already ten year long relationship with BAE Systems.
The range of activities to be undertaken by Wincanton includes goods management and inspection, storage and packing, and transportation services in BAE Systems MAI UK sites at Samlesbury and Warton. This is in addition to the continuing UK operations at the MAI Brough site which are unaffected, and the existing services delivered from Wincanton’s Blackburn and Heywood facilities.
Under the contract Wincanton will also become the operator of a new purpose built defence logistics centre, due to be completed in 2016, which will see Wincanton become the first non BAE Systems business operating in the Samlesbury Enterprise Zone. The move aims to consolidate operations and is therefore expected to bring cost savings for BAE Systems.
Adrian Colman, Chief Executive designate of Wincanton said, “We are proud of our long standing and successful relationship with BAE Systems. We are dedicated to building on the excellent service that we have become known for as our two companies enter this exciting new phase.”
Steve Vandersteen, Director of procurement and supply chain at BAE Systems MAI said, “We are pleased to have agreed this new contract with Wincanton to provide logistics services across our business. This partnership is part of our continued drive for efficiency to ensure we are well placed to provide the best possible value products and services to our customers.”
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