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Milk Logistics

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Wincanton has been at the forefront of development and innovation across the dairy supply chain, championing efficiencies and introducing significant health and safety enhancements.

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How we can help your business?

Wincanton was founded over 90 years ago as a transport company serving the dairy industry and it is this heritage that remains central to the company’s identity to this day. With unrivalled experience within this market, we have the capacity and expertise to deliver operational and commercial value your business.




Supply chain excellence

The necessity to deliver exceptional service and cost efficiency within a demanding and heavily-regulated industry is of utmost importance to your supply chain operations . Proven experience and demonstrable capability coupled with an extensive distribution network enables the ability to drive that cost efficiency through effective scheduling whilst ensuring consistent, first class serviceability.


Responsiveness and flexibility

Having a partner that has a complete understanding of the milk industry and appreciation of the need for an agile service provision will provide you with a fully flexible solution for your operations. From full 24/7, 365 support for milk collections and onward distribution every day provides the flexibility to mitigate volume fluctuations and collection profile changes. 


Industry knowledge and experts

Quality and safety are key to milk transportation, that's why partnering with experts that understand the need for the highest quality of vehicle hygiene, food compliance and quality standards within their operations is paramount.

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Our Solutions

Wincanton has the capacity to execute efficient nationwide distribution from farm collections direct to dairy or through our tran-shipment reload operation.



Wincanton work in partnership with our customers to drive network efficiency through regular reviews of farm collections and onward dairy delivery schedules. We deliver robust driver training and deliver market leading hygiene monitoring systems and through farm assessments Wincanton ensure efficient fleet specification to drive maximum load fill and fleet utilisation.


Reload operations

Wincanton compliment ex-farm collection services through the integration of a bulk reload fleet offering enabling maximum cost efficiency by increasing the load fill for onward distribution to the dairy. Wincanton strategically place transhipment locations within their network to ensure the asset utilisation of the ex-farm fleet is maximised whilst providing the agility to deliver the milk to varied dairy delivery locations.



We understand the need for innovation and change to enhance the efficiency of your supply chain. Wincanton offer network collaboration, schedule optimisation and innovative fleet design to deliver this for your business.


Industry accreditations

Wincanton prides itself on its stringent approach to vehicle hygiene, food compliance and quality standards and is frequently audited by its dedicated compliance team. We also follow the highest standards set out by the Dairy Transport Assurance Scheme and Red Tractor Assurance Dairy Scheme. We can provide assurance to milk purchasers that the transport of raw milk and milk fractions meets food safety requirements, recognised industry good practice and specific customer needs.


Industry experts

With our 90-year heritage within the industry we pride ourselves on the quality of our people. From drivers to management, we have the infrastructure needed to deliver value to our customers. All employees undergo regular in-depth training which ensures the quality of service delivered through health and safety management, hygiene and quality conformance, asset utilisation and KPI adherence.

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Why choose Wincanton

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.

Continuous improvement

Wincanton is committed to continually improving our processes and methods to ensure we deliver the best possible service to our customers. Our internal suite of tools creates a consistent approach across the business, from self-assessment databases and balanced scorecards, through to employee survey results and safety culture assessments, with all results immediately available in order to identify strengths and areas for improvement.


Wincanton works closely with its customers to find innovative ways of collaborating to achieve great results. We can work at the heart of your business to leverage shared resources to help your businesses efficiencies and support your success.

About us

As the leading logistics and supply chain solutions service provider for the UK and Ireland, our vision is clear. Together we will build the most innovative, effective and respected