Premium Spirits Company William Grant & Sons Signs Three Year Contract with Schenker Limited – Whisky News


Premium spirits company William Grant & Sons signs three year contract with Schenker Limited

Global premium spirits business William Grant & Sons has signed a three year deal with Schenker Limited – the UK arm of the global logistics company – to provide domestic and international freight services for its world-famous products using air, ocean and land services.

The majority of shipments are destined for Europe, the Middle East and Africa plus a number of major South American destinations and will move ex-UK by ocean, but DB Schenker’s unique service offering of being able to provide a four modes option means that the spirits producer can use a variety of flexible services to precisely match its needs.

Among the premium brands which form the William Grant portfolio are Glenfiddich®, the Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and, Grant’s® and one of Ireland’s finest Irish Whiskeys, Tullamore Dew®.

In Bellshill, Lanarkshire for the contract signing, Schenker Limited’s Operations Director, Doug Coull said: “This is a really significant business win for our team in Scotland.  Our e-business solutions combined with our international logistics capabilities have enabled us to give William Grant & Sons a best in class service for the export of their products around the globe”.

In addition to the exports from Scotland, Schenker Limited has also been awarded significant business from Clonmel in Ireland to Europe, the Middle East, North America and Russia.

About DB Schenker

Schenker Limited is part of the global DB Schenker network.  With 18 locations and over 850 employees, the company provides the complete range of land operations, international air and ocean freight forwarding and all related integrated logistics services and global supply chain management.

With a turnover of 18.9 billion euros, about 90,000 employees and over 2,000 locations in all the world’s major economic regions, DB Schenker holds top positions in global air and ocean freight, the densest land transportation network in Europe, and the rail competence of Europe’s largest rail freight company.  Integrated Logistics at DB Schenker, with its three business segments, Land Transport, Air/Ocean Freight and Contract Logistics/SCM, is one of the world’s leading logistics service providers.  The business unit offers Europe-wide land transport and worldwide air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management from a single source.  The unit also holds top positions in automotive, high-tech and consumer products, as well as in trade fair forwarding, special transportation and services for major sporting events.

About William Grant & Sons

Established in 1887, family-owned William Grant & Sons is a premium spirits company with a portfolio of award-winning brands that are enjoyed worldwide. It was the dream of William Grant to make the ‘best dram in the valley’ and five generations later, this still holds true. William Grant & Sons distils some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Glenfiddich®, the world’s favourite single malt, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and, Grant’s® one of the world’s most loved blended Scotches. In addition, we now have one of Ireland’s finest Irish Whiskeys, Tullamore Dew®.

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