Logistics giant to open Warwickshire warehouse

Logistics giant Wincanton announced this morning the creation of a new dedicated eCommerce facility in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

The site will service its high growth eFulfilment business, to begin operations later this month.

The first beneficiaries of this new site will be existing Wincanton customers, home furnishings brand Loaf, and health and beauty company Neal’s Yard Remedies.

Wincanton will operate the facility under its W2 digital banner, with plans for further investment in cloud-fulfilment systems and robotics.

This will accelerate online growth in the home, and health and beauty sectors, it said.

As part of the transition, Wincanton has secured a new warehouse contract with Loaf for a further five years.

Wincanton manages the end-to-end supply chain for Loaf including warehousing services, order fulfilment, carrier management and two-person home delivery.

James Wroath, CEO of Wincanton, said: “This new site, along with the new contract with Loaf, is a clear demonstration of Wincanton’s capability and commitment to supporting our customers’ growth and digital plans. A relentless focus on superior customer service and innovating through technology is key to continuing both our and their success in eCommerce.”

Charlie Marshall, founder and CEO of Loaf, said: “Wincanton has been a long-standing partner of Loaf.

“We are excited to continue this partnership in the new Nuneaton facility, which is well set up to support our ambitious growth plans.”