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Wincanton wins contract with Lafarge Cement

By: David Howells
01 December 2011

Supply chain solutions firm Wincanton may soon be looking at hiring drivers after winning a contract with Lafarge Cement UK.

Under the new agreement, Wincanton has been tasked with the delivery of more than two tonnes of bulk bagged cement for the UK's largest manufacturer of its kind. It will see Wincanton's drivers work alongside Lafarge's own in-house logistics fleet.

The new deal comes partly as a result of Wincanton's green credentials. The firm is actively using its Euro 5-compliant vehicles in order to help achieve its long-term plan to curb carbon emissions. What's more, it has also displayed a desire to build good working relationships with Lafarge's client base around the UK and the rest of the world - something which Lafarge claimed ended up sealing the deal.

Speaking to sturgessvandamme.co.uk, managing director for manufacturing at Wincanton, Chris Kingshott, explained how being awarded the contract was "satisfying"; as Lafarge operates a strict process when selecting potential partners.

"We are extremely proud to be associated with a global business such as Lafarge and look forward to delivering excellent customer service while continuously seeking to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment," he claimed.

Adding, Lafarge's head of logistics, Alaister White, told logisticsmanager.com: "When we are looking to award a contract of this importance to our business and our customers we only consider those potential partners who not only meet the high qualification standards, but who will also bring something extra to the business.

"Wincanton's operational team demonstrated their strong determination and ambition to make this contract work for all concerned, including our customers."

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