DHL wins soft drink contract

Suntory Beverage & Food Great Britain and Ireland (SBF) has offered DHL Supply Chain a three-year contract.

The appointment sees DHL Supply Chain partner with SBF as its sole supply chain delivery and warehouse supplier across Great Britain. Following the appointment, DHL has created more than 310 jobs at its site in Worksop, England. 

“Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I is one of the UK’s largest soft drinks manufacturers that has shown impressive growth over the last few years, while demonstrating a clear commitment to making a positive impact on the world,” said Nick Archer, MD Consumer and Convenience, DHL Supply Chain UK&I.  “This of course aligns to our own business goals and ambitions, so we are delighted to be joining SBF GB&I to help make their vision a reality”.

DHL will leverage its investments in automated solutions to manage the fulfilment of orders across Great Britain with the company offering a high-tech warehouse solution, enhanced reporting capabilities and live order tracking.

Its extensive network capabilities will provide SBF with an optimised transport solution that eliminates wasted network space, reducing associated costs and carbon emissions all supported by track and trace capabilities.

“We believe DHL Supply Chain will help deliver our strategic ambitions,” said Chief Operating Officer, Suntory Beverage & Food, Carol Robert. “We have lots of growth to go after and together with DHL’s capability, we will achieve our ambitious revenue targets through customer service excellence all the while working to reduce our impact on the environment.”

In other news, Dachser’s Dutch subsidiary for food logistics, Müller Fresh Food Logistics, has become a partner in the European Food Network 

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