Friday 19th Apr 2019 - Logistics & Supply Chain

Britvic signs ten-year contract with Kuehne + Nagel

Britvic Soft Drinks has awarded KN Drinks Logistics, the drinks distribution arm of
logistics services company, Kuehne + Nagel a ten-year contract to carry out secondary distribution and vending machine replenishment services throughout the UK.
Britvic Soft Drinks is one of the leading branded soft drinks businesses
in Britain, owning brands such as Pepsi, Robinsons,Tango and
J2O. The company has taken the decision to fully outsource its
secondary retail distribution and full service vending operations to KN
Drinks Logistics. Under the terms of the new agreement, the secondary retail and full service vending networks have been absorbed into the KN Drinks Logistics distribution network, with the respective employees transferring to Kuehne + Nagel
under TUPE.
The new contract will see KN Drinks Logistics undertake deliveries of
Britvic soft drinks to pubs, bars and food service outlets across the
country, along with the replenishment of 10,000 vending machines; an
operation which requires the use of a specialised fleet of vehicles,
drivers and telemetry. In addition, warehousing services for Britvic
products will be provided within the KN Drinks Logistics shared-user
Dave Eslick, director of logistics for Brtivic says, ‘As part of our focus
on driving efficiency and reducing cost, we have chosen to outsource to
KN Drinks Logistics, which will deliver the benefits we seek. We believe
there are significant benefits to be gained from the shared-user
distribution model, and there are notable synergies between the
respective delivery bases of Britvic and KN Drinks Logistics in the UK.’

Peter Ulber, chief executive of Kuehne + Nagel, North West Europe,
says, ‘I am delighted to announce this substantial contract win for KN
Drinks Logistics. Britvic’s decision highlights the strength of our
bespoke network. I look forward to working in close partnership with
Britvic over the coming years and to developing the portfolio of services
that Kuehne + Nagel offers, both to Britvic and to the wider drinks

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