Wilkinson are one of the UK's fastest growing high street retailers with a turnover of £1.4 billion and 300 stores, welcoming 4 million customers through their doors every week. The brand is renowned for quality, service excellence and value.
Wilkinson conducted a review of their supply chain operations opting to centralise their activities from a purpose-built distribution centre in Worksop. The Canute Group were tasked with coordinating the consolidation of stock from both containers and a network of suppliers, managing the collection and disposal of waste and integrating new store openings through the re-fit programme whilst maintaining the service demands of the stores, during a turbulent time for the business.
Driven by continued growth, the need to open a secondary distribution centre in Magor, South Wales followed shortly afterwards and once again The Canute Group implemented a significant operational change without compromising on service levels by providing a logistical solution that met the needs of a large distribution centre.
By operating 24hr, 7 days a week dedicated schedules, supported by breakdown and maintenance cover from on-site workshops enables The Canute Group to supply over 40,000 product lines to time critical delivery points to the highest standards.
The Canute Group were contacted by a Regional Police Authority regarding an accident that had occurred between two car transporters on the M25. As a result of their collision, one of the transporters rolled over and a number of new cars were thrown across the motorway. The wreckage covered all three lanes of the motorway and the area was immediately sealed off.
The Canute Group despatched an incident response team containing two heavy-duty recovery vehicles, two slide bed transporters and RRRA qualified specialists who, within thirty minutes, had arrived at the scene to assess the situation and implement a recovery plan. By employing our range of specialist equipment; including cranes, winches and low pressure airbags, over twenty vehicles, including one transporter, were safely removed during the four hour operation and returned to our secure facilities to be quarantined for further analysis.
In conjunction with VOSA, we were able to investigate the circumstances that lead to the accident by utilising our state of the art vehicle testing bay; gathering valuable evidence regarding brake pressures and stopping distances.
The speed and experience of our incident response teams, combined with the scale and scope of our facilities, ensure that government agencies can target their resources to better serve the community.