Integrated cold store and logistics provider Partner Logistics has signed a two-year contract with global bakery supplier Dawn Foods to manage storage for their range of frozen confectionery products. The contract involves Partner Logistics’ super-sized frozen food warehouse in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, and transport partner, Visbeen, to provide an integrated solution.
Partner Logistics has recently stepped up its overall service capability and is now able to provide a true end-to-end supply chain solution for its customers, offering a wider range of value-added services and collaborating with carefully selected transport partners.
Partner Logistics, who have worked with Dawn Foods at their Bergen op Zoom site in the Netherlands since 2004, will work closely with Visbeen in Wisbech to provide distribution of Dawn Foods products to their broad UK customer base which includes well-known quick service restaurants, coffee shops and travel catering companies.
Dawn Foods, who were established in 1920 and have manufacturing and production facilities in eight countries across Europe, will be storing an average of 2,000 pallets of their products, which include frozen muffins, donuts and cookies, at the Wisbech warehouse with a delivery of 500 pallets every week.
Helco Sala, Director Supply Chain Europe at Dawn Foods, said: “We are very pleased to begin working with Partner Logistics in the UK. We have always been impressed with their professionalism and high performance levels in Bergen op Zoom and the Wisbech site is a good central location for the storage of our products that are produced both in the UK and in mainland Europe.”
Eelco Schnabel, Commercial Director at Partner Logistics, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Dawn Foods to our Wisbech site. We have forged a successful partnership in mainland Europe and look forward to ensuring that they have the best possible supply chain operation in the UK.”
As part of their new business strategy, Partner Logistics is focusing on working closely with its customers in order to analyse their supply chain both upstream and downstream of the warehouse to see where improvements can be made to increase performance and efficiency. By utilising the skills and expertise of selected partners they are then able to offer tailor-made solutions to significantly improve supply chain operations.
Partner Logistics currently operate six deep-freeze facilities – two in the UK, three in the Netherlands and one in Belgium. Their Wisbech warehouse operates at -24 degrees and is the UK’s largest cold store covering an area the size of two football pitches and with a capacity of 77,000 pallets.
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