The BAE Systems
contract will see Wincanton
services in support of the supply, repair, maintenance and secure transport of crucial armored vehicle components.
Under the agreement, it will handle components for four military vehicles, all currently deployed with the British Army: the Challenger 2 main battle tank, the Bulldog FV430 armored fighting vehicle, the Panther light armored vehicle and the AS90 self-propelled gun platform.
From June 1, 2010, all components will be processed, securely packaged and dispatched directly to the customer from a centralized logistics
support center in the Midlands.
’s Chief Executive, Graeme McFaull
, said: “Working closely with BAE Systems
, we have been able to consolidate all our operations for this contract under one roof in the Midlands.
“With a less fragmented supply chain
, no longer reliant on smaller, geographically diverse sub-contractors, we’re able to take full advantage of wider efficiencies within the supply chain
The contract win with AgustaWestland
will see Wincanton
manage the company’s production stores and logistics
operations in and around Yeovil.
The contract has a value of approximately 27 million pounds over five years.
’s production stores distribute helicopter components to clients worldwide, handling an inventory of over 40,000 parts.
Under the agreement, 130 AgustaWestland
employees will transfer to Wincanton
Edited by Jennifer Denby