TNT Logistics wins brewery contract


TNT Network Logistics has expanded its range of FMCG grocery clients with the addition of Charles Wells, the largest independently owned, family run brewery in the UK.


The complete range of Charles Wells beers, including Wells Bombardier and Wells Eagle IPA, as well as Kirin Ichiban, Red Stripe, Corona Extra and Cobra, will be distributed directly on core liveried vehicles from its brewery in Bedford and via the TNT shared user network.


Within the shared user network, TNT Network Logistics will combine the Charles Wells products with those of other clients, including Del Monte, Golden Wonder, Toms and Whitworths to deliver to supermarket RDCs (regional distribution centres), wholesalers and retailers.


Charles Wells business is expanding rapidly and they recognised that the successful formula we have established for other FMCG clients would suit them very well, says David Bermingham, Managing Director, TNT Network Logistics. We have designed the ideal supply chain solution, using a combination of dedicated and shared-user facilities, to offer the most cost-effective distribution for their expanding business.


The three-year contract commences October 1st and Charles Wells expects its nationwide distribution to grow in volume by 60 percent over the period of the contract.


Paul Wells, Managing Director of Charles Wells, says: An increased commercial focus on national distribution, which sees Charles Wells outperforming the brewing industry on total beer sales, demands that we have in place systems and structure which will continue to increase efficiency and improve customer service. TNT Logistics has the expertise and the logistics infrastructure we need to grow our business.