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Global construction firm praises supply chain solutions provider’s commitment to supporting its safety culture

Leading UK supply chain solutions provider Wincanton has won a contract to deliver more than two million tonnes of bagged and bulk cement for the UK’s leading cement manufacturer Lafarge Cement UK.

The multi-year contract will see Wincanton work in close partnership with the global construction company’s own in-house logistics fleet.

"As a global brand operating across 78 countries, Lafarge is extremely stringent in selecting who they work with, which makes the announcement of this contract doubly satisfying and underlines our strength in this competitive sector," said Chris Kingshott, managing director for manufacturing at Wincanton.

Key to its success in winning the contract was Wincanton’s commitment to cultivating long-term partnerships with customers based on shared cultural values, including plans to continually drive forward safety improvement, reduce carbon emissions, and boost overall operational efficiency.

Alaister White, Lafarge Cement’s head of logistics, said: "When we are looking to award a contract of this importance to our business and our customers we will only consider those potential partners who not only meet the high qualification standards, but who will also bring something extra to the business.

"Wincanton’s operational team demonstrated their strong determination and ambition to make this contract work for all concerned, including our customers. They also succeeded in demonstrating that they fully shared our safety values and were prepared to put in the extra effort and apply their own experience and expertise to take that relationship a step further.

The Euro 5 compliant Wincanton vehicles deployed to carry out the contract with Lafarge Cement, will deliver both bagged and bulk loads of cement from sites across the UK, from Aberdeen to Liskeard.

Chris Kingshott added: "We are extremely proud to be associated with a global business such as Lafarge and look forward to delivering excellent customer service while continuously seeking to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment."

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