Sunday, September 21, 2014

French Freight Forwarding Group Extends M&S Logistics Contract

Food and General Merchandise a Win for Dentressangle
Shipping News Feature

UK – International retailor Marks & Spencer has renewed its contract with French headquartered freight and logistics group, Norbert Dentressangle for a further five years, increasing the scope of the partnership to include the delivery of a major automation project at the retailer’s Bradford distribution centre, along with the management of the existing ambient food operation at the site.

Norbert Dentressangle already manages four Marks & Spencer general merchandise regional distribution centres in Neasden, Thorncliffe (Sheffield), Stoke and Warrington and, under the new agreement, also takes responsibility for the 1.1 million square foot Bradford warehouse.

Norbert Dentressangle took over the management of the ambient food operation at Bradford earlier this year in August. Over the next two years, the company will also project manage the design and installation of an automated system for the storage and handling of boxed general merchandise product for distribution to Marks & Spencer stores nationwide and will be responsible for running the facility when it becomes operational in 2016.