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Food and drink

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From scalable warehousing to co-packing and sustainable transport solutions, we provide competitive supply chain management tailored manufacturers to the food and drink sector.

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How can we help your business?

We offer scalable solutions to the food and drink sector based on a thorough understanding of market trends and best practice. With our extensive warehousing and transport network, we support food and drink manufacturers, enabling them to respond rapidly to seasonal fluctuations in demand.


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Scalability and flexibility

Our automated warehousing solutions are designed to meet the need for both efficiencies in operations as well as managing scale with agility and speed, while ensuring reliability. With over 20 years expertise in the development of warehouse automation and 11 sites covering 4.9m sqft allows for the delivery of market leading bespoke automated warehousing solutions to fit your specific needs. 


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Customisation of products for customers

Operating from a combination of dedicated and shared-user sites, we can offer a comprehensive range of co-packing and value-added services including kitting, sequencing, bagging, labelling and tagging, gift and sample packs, shrink wrapping, POS assembly and merchandising.  As an authorised excise warehouse keeper (WOWGR) also, we can adjust, re-packaging and re-label bonded products.


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Duty suspended warehousing

Wincanton provides bonded facilities enabling our customers to store goods under duty suspension - deferring all duties until the point of despatch. We also provide both shared user and dedicated warehouses for the storage of third country dry goods and alcohol, and storage for EU and UK-produced alcohol, operating via EMCS.


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Traceability

Efficient operations and often regulations require that you need to be able to trace 'problem' products back through your supply chain to enact recalls or remedial actions where necessary. If there is a problem identified with a particular batch of products from the manufacturer you need to be trace where the products from that batch were delivered.


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Our Solutions

From scalable transport solutions to innovative warehousing, we provide the flexibility required in the supply chain for a sector facing continuous innovation and shifts in buying behaviour.

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Road transport

Wincanton offer a UK wide food and drink transport network, providing flexible and scalable transport solutions for supermarkets and convenience stores. Learn more

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Multichannel warehousing

Multichannel retailing requires multichannel warehousing. We operate space fully tailored to our customers’ requirements and which dovetail to their multichannel operating models. These can be scaled up or down according to demand (either seasonal or promotional) providing you with a high-quality solution agile enough to meet your customers’ requirements and maximise stock availability. Learn more

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Bonded warehousing

Wincanton provides bonded facilities enabling our customers to store goods under duty suspension - deferring all duties until the point of despatch. Learn more


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HMRC compliance

Having the people, processes, facilities and technologiers in place to manage HMRC compliance cost effectively is a challenge faced by anyone wishing to make efficient use of customs and excise regulations in the UK.

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Packaging

Wincanton’s specialist packing service will work with you to design and manufacture a solution that is bespoke to your requirements. Learn more

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Automated solutions

With over 20 years expertise in the development of warehouse automation and 11 sites covering 4.9m sqft allows for the delivery of market leading bespoke automated warehousing solutions to fit your specific needs. Learn more

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Co-packing

Operating from a combination of dedicated and shared-user sites, we can offer a comprehensive range of co-packing and value-added services including kitting, sequencing, bagging, labelling and tagging, gift and sample packs, shrink wrapping, POS assembly and merchandising. As an authorised excise warehouse keeper (WOWGR) also, we can adjust, re-packaging and re-label bonded products. Learn more

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Why choose Wincanton

Put simply, our ambition is to be recognised as the best in our chosen markets, with a reputation for delivering service excellence and value to our customers every day. Through our experience, we know that every logistics solution is different. We work closely with our customers to understand their markets so that we can tailor solutions that fit their specific requirements and suit their brand.

Health and safety

We help our people to support our customers by delivering the highest standards in safety. Our priority is to safeguard the well-being of our people, our customers and the wider public through ongoing health and safety education at every level of the business.

People transition

Wincanton has gained considerable expertise of transferring multiple sites across complex geographies and built excellent relationships with a number of trade unions. We use a tried and tested approach to TUPE, which ensures colleagues are transferred with respect and integrity, supported by an open communication process.

Change management

Our transformation success is built on the tight integration between all of the teams involved in the change: change management, technology, operations, commercial and HR, allied to robust methodology.

How can we help?

Have a supply chain question, need some help, just want a chat? Contact Wincanton today.