Maxxium has renewed its distribution contract with Norbert Dentressangle until June 2014 following a competitive tender.

Norbert Dentressangle is responsible for the company’s national logistics operation, which distributes over five million cases to retailers and wholesalers each year.

The Famous Grouse, Teachers and Jim Beam distributor uses Norbert Dentressangle’s shared-user warehousing facilities, which allows it to store 5,000 – 13,000 pallets depending on seasonal demand. A satellite storage operation in the Midlands during the winter would mitigate the effects of severe weather, the company said.

Norbert Dentressangle will also continue to provide contract packing services, including moving products from large to smaller cases, adding neck collars and preparing gift packs.

“We have an extremely positive, healthy and honest relationship with Norbert Dentressangle and consider them a genuinely strategic business partner as we continue to evolve and grow,” said Maxxium business services controller Gary Thomson.