28-Apr-2010 Source: Wincanton plc
Wincanton, a leading European provider of supply chain and business outsourcing services, has secured a major contract gain with AgustaWestland. The contract, to manage the companyâ€™s production stores and logistics operations in and around Yeovil, has a value of approximately Â£27 million over five years.
AgustaWestlandâ€™s production stores distribute helicopter components to clients around the globe, handling an inventory of over 40,000 parts that ranges from washers and bolts to rotor blades.
Under the agreement 130 AgustaWestland employees will transfer to Wincanton.
Wincantonâ€™s chief executive, Graeme McFaull, said: â€œWe are delighted to be building further on our partnership with AgustaWestland. The new agreement demonstrates Wincantonâ€™s market-leading ability to improve efficiency and productivity for our customers. It is further confirmation of the Companyâ€™s expertise, reputation and growing presence in the defence industry.â€
Alberto Mariani, AgustaWestlandâ€™s head of indirect procurement, said: â€œWe have a long and successful business partnership with Wincanton, and continue to be impressed by the companyâ€™s professionalism and attention to detail. Working together we will help drive down the through life cost of equipment. Furthermore, it will enable us to focus on our core business activities and help improve operational efficiency.â€
Wincanton plc â€“ leading supply chain solutions
Wincanton is a European leader in the design and delivery of advanced supply chain solutions. It employs 30,000 people across Europe, producing an annual turnover of over Â£2.36bn / â‚¬2.85bn, and offers a broad spectrum of services that enable clients to optimise their logistics requirements at local, national or regional level.
Serving some of the worldâ€™s leading companies, Wincanton offers extensive experience in many market sectors, including automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, construction, defence, food service, high tech, industrial, energy & petroleum and retail.
Wincanton is focused on operational excellence, continually striving to provide value and product leadership through a detailed understanding of companiesâ€™ requirements. The results are solutions that allow customers to focus on their core business. Warehousing solutions are tailored to requirements on a dedicated, shared-user or networked basis, while transport is provided utilising road, rail, air and intermodal systems. Further information on Wincanton’s unique achievements and competencies can be found by visiting www.wincanton.co.uk