Wednesday, December 2, 2009

TDG Takes The Biscuit

Manchester Firm Milk the Cereal Market
Shipping News Feature

UK – Logistics and 3PL provider TDG has been awarded a five-year contract to manage the freight haulage and warehousing requirements of Weetabix, manufacturer of the UK’s favourite breakfast cereal biscuit.

The contract, which is expected to be worth £60 million, comes after Weetabix conducted a review of its in-house services and decided that out-sourcing better met their requirements.

TDG will take responsibility for Weetabix’s 350,000 sq ft warehouse operations at Burton Latimer and movements between its manufacturing sites at Corby and Ashton. The new work will be undertaken by 158 existing Weetabix staff who shall transfer to TDG under a TUPE’s (Transfer of Undertakings: Protection of Employment) agreement.

Speaking of the deal Mick Wilson, TDG’s Business Director, said that:“This is the first time Weetabix has outsourced its UK logistics, and we are confident that the transfer of these complex operations will be seamless.

“There is a great cultural fit between our two businesses, and we are looking forward to developing further our strong relationship built over the past few months.”

(Sorry for the Headline again – ed)