Asda re-signs Norbert Dentressangle contract
By: David Howells
02 August 2011
Logistics firm Norbert Dentressangle may be looking to fill new driving jobs after it signed a new contract with supermarket chain Asda.
Norbert Dentressangle (NDL) has worked in association with Asda since 2002 handling its returned goods, packaging and food waste. The contract will see the logistics firm entrusted with washing equipment, packaging waste bailing and sorting equipment for the supermarket giant. It will cover all of Asda's 400 stores nationwide.
The new contract means NDL will manage the network for a further five years, also including Asda's newest acquisition, Netto, retailgazette.co.uk reports.
Whilst the current contract means the logistics firm handle more than 126 million trays, recycling more than 170,000 tonnes of card and plastic, as well as 30,000 tonnes of food waste. Asda's buy-out of the budget food chain would mean that the new contract is even larger and that NDL may have to boost its 650-strong workforce.
Speaking to logisticsmanager.com, Asda's distribution director Ian Stansfield explained: "The new five year agreement with Norbert Dentressangle demonstrates our continued ambition to be environmentally sustainable across distribution and the wider business.
"NDL have partnered Asda in our ASC (Asda Service Centre) operations since 2002 and have helped us to reduce our operating cost at the same time as supporting our sustainable aspirations."
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