Britain’s leading independent supplier of cement, aggregates and concrete, Hope Construction Materials has awarded the largest British logistics business, Wincanton a six-year contract renewal to remain their supplier of choice for the provision of bulk and bagged cement road logistics.
Under the agreement, Wincanton will be responsible for delivering just short of a million tonnes per year with a national delivery profile of over 600 road journeys a week.
The new contract involves the renewal of the existing bulk agreement, with the addition of warehouse and bagged cement transport services from Hope’s flagship Dagenham facility, due to open this summer.
Chris Fenton, Managing Director at Wincanton, commented: “We have worked with Hope for many years and have supported them on their outstanding growth journey in recent times. Our relationship is built on close collaboration and trust and we look forward to continuing to work with Hope and build on this partnership.”
Hope’s Chief Operating Officer Mike Cowell commented: “Our long-standing partnership with Wincanton has seen our customer service levels go from strength-to-strength. With the imminent launch of our bagged product, Wincanton’s expertise will be even more important, helping us to get our products to market on time and in the most efficient way possible to ensure that we can continue this level of service to our customers.”
Wincanton’s market-leading construction team is responsible for delivering 400,000 loads to construction and building sites across the UK every year, working with customers to drive operational improvements across their supply chain. Operating through a network of 45 depots to provide a truly nationwide service, Wincanton focuses on safety leadership, cost efficiency and adding value to every customer’s business.