Under the terms of the primary distribution contract, Tradeteam will be responsible for delivering packaged kegs, bottles and cases of AB InBev UK brands, including Beck’s, Budweiser and Stella Artois, from AB InBev UK breweries in Magor (South Wales) and Samlesbury (Lancashire) to distribution centres and customers throughout the UK.
These products will be distributed by Tradeteam vehicles, a selection of third party haulage partners and supported by parent company DHL’s consumer fleet.
It’s anticipated that more than 60 employees are to transfer from AB InBev UK operations in Magor and Samlesbury to Tradeteam under TUPE, and a number of new positions have been created at Tradeteam’s Burton distribution centre and within DHL.
Tradeteam account director Simon Gallimore said: “We’re pleased to have secured this contract and are excited by the opportunity to further develop our partnership with AB InBev UK.”
Tradeteam’s MD Gavin Murdoch added: “We’re delighted to be appointed AB InBev UK’s preferred primary logistics provider. Our experience of AB InBev UK’s secondary distribution puts us in a strong position to ensure our service excellence extends to the successful delivery of its products to the ‘off trade’.
“Tradeteam’s 2010 strategy has been to grow its primary business and this win signifies a significant vote of confidence by a global player in our capabilities to do so.”
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