Wincanton, the largest British logistics provider, is extending its relationship with Ibstock Brick, the UK’s largest brick manufacturer, by four years.
Ibstock Brick cites the fact that Wincanton is a market leader in the sector with a unique set of specialist networks as a major reason in choosing to extend the contract, along with the relationship between the two companies which stretches back 20 years.
Wincanton manages 95% of the distribution of Ibstock Brick’s products and will be the sole supplier of transport at its new Eclipse factory in Leicestershire, which was formally opened by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP at the end of June.
This new site will add a further 100 million bricks to the 850 million that Ibstock Brick produces each year, a crucial supply of materials to merchants and housebuilders in a market tasked by the UK Government to deliver 300,000 new homes per year by the mid-2020s.
Ranald Forbes, Director of Construction at Wincanton, said: “Our specialised networks have been crucial to the extension of this relationship with Ibstock Brick, as well as our position as market leader in this sector. With a relationship spanning over two decades, we have grown with the Ibstock Brick business and we hope to continue to do so into the future.”
Tony France, Sales Director from Ibstock Brick added: “Our relationship with Wincanton is very much a partnership. They are a market leader in what they do; their people, their ability to adapt to changes in our business (and our customers’), and their commitment to health and safety are just some of the factors which set them apart.
“We look forward to working with Wincanton at our new Eclipse factory which is an exciting development in the evolution of our business”
Wincanton is national provider with over 300 mechanical offloading vehicles, operating in the manufacturing and retail sectors.