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Wincanton defence site awarded SC21 Gold

Wincanton, the largest British logistics business, has announced its Bicester site has been awarded Gold in the Supply Chains for the 21st Century (SC21) programme.

Press releases | 18 November 2016

Defence team winning SC21 Gold award


SC21 is a change programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace & defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chains, administered by ADS Group.

In order for Wincanton to achieve the Gold award the company was required to meet a sustained performance for delivery (over 99%) and quality (over 99.9%) on a rolling average for five years. The performance level of the company was assessed and signed off by the Prime customer.

With over 60 years’ experience in supporting domestic and overseas armed forces, Wincanton has considerable supply chain experience in the defence sector. As a logistics provider at the forefront of delivering innovative supply chain solutions, the company provides the industry with tailored solutions designed to best serve this complicated and intricate sector.

Chis Fenton, Managing Director Industrial and Transport, Wincanton, said:

“We are delighted to earn the highest SC21 award available which recognises our commitment to continuous improvement and efficiency. The Gold award, held by only one other supplier on the programme, demonstrates that we are able to deliver highly competitive and extremely efficient supply chain solutions to customers. To be awarded SC21 Gold reinforces our commitment to supply chain excellence.”

Paul Everitt, CEO of ADS Group said:

“Competitive and sustainable supply chains are vital to the future growth and success of our industries; through the SC21 programme, companies benefit from a clear and practical framework that enables greater efficiency and productivity.

“Congratulations to all of the award winners, especially Wincanton Group Ltd. for achieving Gold. It is fantastic to see so many companies receiving awards, a clear reflection of industry’s commitment to improving capabilities within the supply chain, and good economic news given the high-skill, high-value employment it represents.”


For further information please contact: 

Liam O’Shea
0117 906 4022 / 07912 558 260                   


Harriet Holbrook
0117 906 4517 / 0792 105 5697


For further information please contact:

Four Communications

0333 247 2411


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