Culina Logistics has been recognised for its policy of continuous improvement to set leading standards of supply chain excellence in the food and drink industry.
The multi-temperature specialist, which employs over 1,300 people at eight distribution centres and delivers over 390 million cases of product a year, has been accredited with a second Investor in Excellence standard.
At a ceremony held at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, England's Rugby World Cup winning captain Martin Johnson presented Culina's Colin Shepherd and Mark Davis with the prestigious award.
To attain the Investor in Excellence standard, the company had to provide clear evidence of improvement, which was independently verified, in nine key areas, including leadership, processes, people and customer results.
The award builds on the success from 2005, when Culina became one of the first UK logistics companies to be acknowledged for setting new standards of excellence.
“One of our aims at Culina is continuous improvement and it's very satisfying to receive recognition for all the behind the scenes work that ensures our customers benefit from a high-quality service,” said Thomas van Mourik, Culina's CEO.
“We have introduced a company wide policy to be measurably the best logistics provider in the food and drink industry and this will only serve to spur us on to maintain our lead.”
Investors in Excellence is a UK programme run by Midlands Excellence and helps all types of organisations improve all-round performance.
Ian Nield, chief executive of Midlands Excellence,
said: “Culina Logistics continues to set high standards with an excellent all round performance. We are very pleased to be able to recognise the company's commitment to continued improvement.”
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Logistics is the new name for the merged businesses of ambient logistics provider Baylis Logistics and Culina Logistics, the chilled supply chain specialist. The new company provides high-quality multi-temperature storage and distribution services for leading food and drink manufacturers in the UK. The company has a turnover of £125m, employs 1,300 people and operates from a nationwide network of eight distribution centres. Culina's portfolio of blue chip clients includes Cadbury Trebor Bassett, Coca Cola Enterprises, Danone, Ferrero, innocent, Kerrygold, Müller Dairy, Uniq and Weetabix.