Delivering cost and efficiency benefits
Wincanton’s market-leading construction team is responsible for delivering 400,000 loads to construction and building sites across the UK every year. With the UK's only national shared-user network of mechanical offload vehicles, and a range of other specialist equipment including hiabs, moffetts, powder tanks, bespoke pipe trailers and double-deck trailers, we work with our customers to drive operational improvements across their supply chain.
Safety leadership and performance in construction
Our solutions for the building industry are focused on increasing the level of operational performance, using both innovation and best practice to generate competitive advantage. We focus on safety leadership, cost efficiency and delivering service excellence. We operate through a network of 45 depots stretching the length and breadth of the UK and providing a truly nationwide service
Wincanton promotes and maintains the highest standards of safety and health for all employees and anyone who may be affected by our activities. Our robust health and safety management system is focused on employing a systematic best practice approach to improvement and ensuring that safety is at the heart of our customers’ commercial success.
Wincanton currently chairs the Building Products Delivery Working Group (BPDWG), a committee of industry representatives aiming to improve the safety of delivering building products. The committee works together to create best-practice guidelines for safe working within the construction industry. The latest guide is entitled 'Delivering Safely' and is a pocket guide which is to be distributed widely across the UK to replace the myriad of documents provided by building firms to enforce their health and safety requirements to delivering drivers.
Download the BPDWG Delivering Safely guide.
A national network for building supplies transport
Wincanton has vast experience in the design, implementation and management of supply chain solutions for the construction and building sectors. We manage the UK's only national shared-user network of mechanical off-load vehicles and specialist equipment, enabling us to provide an adaptable and scalable service, responsive to fluctuations and capable of meeting all agreed costs, service and performance criteria. We work closely with every customer providing logistics solutions which enhance their reputation and help them differentiate and strengthen their brand offering.
Recent examples of construction supply chain improvements include:
- Improved vehicle utilisation through the introduction of out-of-hours deliveries
- Re-deploying resource across contracts in response to seasonal fluctuations in activity
- Small load solutions, integrating volume into the wider Wincanton shared-user network
- Conversion of vehicles to LPG
- Electronic POD capture (EPOD)
- Development of tripartite relationships to leverage benefit across customer accounts