Unitrans Supply Chain Solutions has secured a ten-year contract extension from Pick n Pay to provide the transportation services at the retailer’s flagship Longmeadow distribution centre in Gauteng.
Unitrans currently operates a fleet of 327 vehicles from Pick n Pay’s Longmeadow distribution centre. The transport network services 455 Pick n Pay stores in Gauteng and areas as far afield as Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho.
“The Longmeadow operation is a world-class facility,” says Theunis Nel, CEO of Unitrans. “We are happy to partner with Pick n Pay as it aims for greater efficiencies in its supply chain.”
The transport operation employs 930 people, who work in several areas of the supply chain including outbound deliveries to stores, reverse logistics and inter distribution centre trunking. The operation is further supported by the Unitrans control tower, which provides an essential comprehensive monitoring function.
“Longmeadow is key to our centralised distribution strategy and we are pleased to have Unitrans as our partner,” says Cobus Barnard, group executive of supply chain at Pick n Pay.
“We have achieved much in the past eight years and we look forward to the next ten,” he concludes.