Wincanton prides itself on providing safe, sustainable and compliant supply chain solutions through collaboration with its defence customers, driving value and innovation throughout the contract lifecycle. Our flexibility and agility ensure that our customers can focus on their core objectives as we take care of the end to end solution, leveraging our capabilities and expertise.


With more than 60 years’ experience protecting and upholding the security of our borders, our extensive knowledge ensures we create the best supply chain controls to provide certainty of delivery of tools and equipment to prime contractors that support our armed forces. We successfully collaborated with partners to deliver the UK's flagship, Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.

As a trusted and respected supply chain partner, we design and implement services and solutions that range from creating and operating full end-to-end capability to bespoke packaging and out of gauge movements.  We work with global defence contractors and ground transport manufacturers within the rail industry providing services including materials management, consolidation, kitting, direct to line side, domestic, inbound and international transportation facilitated through an augmented web-based portal.

We are recognised for our operational and safety excellence and this is at the centre of everything we do.  By working collaboratively, our experts are a natural extension of our customer's business, creating a full understanding of the challenges and aligning our capabilities to the overall programme objectives.

You can rely on us to ensure product availability, visibility, quality and compliancy assurance, to give you the competitive edge through adding value throughout the supply chain, in a global defence market.

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Optimising the Aircraft Carrier Alliance’s Queen Elizabeth-class carrier supply chain.

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