Fowler Welch has secured a 10-year strategic partnership with Dairy Crest to run the storage and logistics operations at its national distribution centre in Nuneaton.
The multimillion pound tie-up, which went live on 5 June, has seen the supply chain specialist take over transport operations at the site, and launch a project with Dairy Crest to maximise its vast scale as a strategic chilled foods storage and distribution facility for manufacturers and retailers throughout the Midlands.
The distribution centre will form part of Fowler Welch’s national network, and enable the group to provide added-value services to manufacturers and growers in the Midlands. The site will also continue to be used by the dairy processor for its Country Life and Cathedral City brands.
“We have worked with Dairy Crest to develop a unique solution that will allow both companies to maximise the value of the site,” said Fowler Welch MD Nick Hay.
“This is a major milestone for us as we will have achieved our strategic goal of having a logistics platform in the Midlands offering manufacturers and growers national reach to all retailers on a shared-user basis.”