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Culina secures major contract with Lactalis McLelland

Culina Logistics, the leading multi-temperature supply chain specialist, has secured a major two-year storage and distribution contract with Lactalis McLelland, part of the global Lactalis Group.

The new deal represents an extension to an existing relationship with Glasgow based McLelland, which produces the Seriously Strong cheddar cheese brand, after the firm was acquired by the French company in 2005.

Using its chilled distribution network, Culina is providing a full range of logistics services including intake, storage, picking and transportation.

The shared-user operation involves over eight million cases of product being handled a year, which are delivered to over 210 drop points using Culina's modern fleet of refrigerated vehicles.

Culina's ability to provide a comprehensive range of value added services, from co-packing to reworking, were a significant factor in awarding the contract.

Gerry Doyle, group logistics and supply chain manager at Lactalis McLelland, said: “We've developed a close working relationship with Culina through the McLelland brand, which has been very successful. This has now been expanded to include the Lactalis range of dairy products.

“As a business we have a complex supply chain operation that requires a large amount of product re-labelling to meet supermarket retailers' different requirements. Culina has the expertise to deliver this in a flexible way.”

Lactalis McLelland supplies all leading food and grocery retailers, and has major contracts in the food services sector, offering customers a wide range of high-quality continental dairy products.

This ranges from mainstream French cheeses, including Brie and Camembert, to international and speciality cheeses, such as emmental and feta, along with crème fraîche and butter.

Employing over 34,500 people worldwide, Lactalis is amongst the world's leading cheese manufacturers with sales of over 600,000 tonnes in 140 countries. Its most famous cheese brand is Président.

For further details please contact Steve Winwood, Culina Logistics
Tel: 01630 695000, Website: www.culinalogistics.co.uk.

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