Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Extended Contract for Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics Specialist

Established Packaging Client Re-signs Following Expansion
Shipping News Feature

UK – The Essex based freight forwarding and logistics specialist Woodland Group has signed a new, multi-year agreement with Cepac, a Rotherham-based corrugated and retail-ready packaging manufacturer. Cepac, part of the HSA Group, is a long standing client of Woodland, entrusting the company with its contract logistics needs for the past decade.

Woodland's initial contract with Cepac originally covered operations at the manufacturer's Wath-Upon-Dearne, Rotherham site. In late 2012 and early 2013, the company acquired manufacturing sites in Darlington, Rawcliffe and Doncaster. Cepac is the UK’s leading independent corrugated packaging supplier, and claims to provide a state-of-the-art alternative to conventional corrugated.

Following the expansion a process of integration followed each acquisition, bolstering the traffic handled by Woodland and leading to this new extended deal, which prompted the company’s Sean Kirby to comment:

“These new sites were carefully integrated in order to maintain the same service levels as the existing Rotherham operation. Cepac are reaping the operational benefits that can be gained by centralising the overall management of all four sites' distribution requirements.”