ONE of the UK’s leading logistics providers, Menzies Distribution, has fought the competition to secure a five -year contract with Burts Snacks, a Devon -based maker of Devis -based potato crisps and premium snacks.
Menzies, which this summer opened a new distribution center in Elgin, Moray, won a “big” contract following a competitive tender. The firm, which will distribute Burts products to two major supermarkets primarily from third-party warehouses and to a range of national customers directly from the snack manufacturer’s factory, will add new vehicles to the fleet. its to deliver the new business.
The new operation will run seven days a week, with spikes in demand handled by Menzies ’national network of 4,200 vehicle assets.
Andy Coxon, director of business development at Menzies, described the contract as an “important new partnership”, adding: “It underscores our credentials as a go-to supply chain partner in the food sector, if the a customer is a global corporation or a niche manufacturer.
“Food manufacturers are central to our business and our extensive ability to tailor logistics solutions to individual business needs. We have long established partnerships with many multinational and domestic food manufacturing and finished food providers. goods serving the UK retail and non-retail sectors. ”
Mr. Coxon said Menzies’s particular expertise in ingredients and packaging “allowed the fleet to deliver key products to manufacturers, as well as collect finished goods”. He said: “We are therefore able to develop effective solutions that reduce site fleet movements and deliver environmental benefits.”
Menzies, which has an existing relationship with Burts Snacks product collection company on behalf of Propercorn, was acquired by private equity investor Endless LLP in 2018 as part of the business separation from Edinburgh -based John Menzies plc .
Burts Snacks director Dave McNulty said: “Menzies has demonstrated a clear understanding of the operational requirements of our business, as well as the potential to drive continuous improvement through new initiatives during the contract period. ”
The manufacturer, a leading independent operator in the UK’s premium snacking sector with annual sales of over £ 60 million, has facilities in Plymouth and Leicester.