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JULY 2014

ACS&T and TICCO announce 10-year partnership

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We are delighted to announce a new 10-year deal with TICCO Foods, for the installation and management of a new 1,500 pallet frozen, chilled and ambient storage facility. As part of the contract, we will also be taking over the operation of TICCO’s existing 12-vehicle van delivery fleet.

The agreement will allow third parties access to the direct delivery fleet, creating, for the first time, a shared-user, final mile delivery platform which charges at case level.

The initial preparations for the new scheme saw us work with TICCO on the construction of the new coldstore at Colnbrook, Berkshire, ready for the launch, which took place on 28th June.

We will be responsible for the operation of the new facility, covering storage, order management, picking and despatch for both retail and wholesale delivery channels.

We will also handle the management and operation of the distinctive Bindi and TICCO liveried vehicles throughout the South East of England, delivering individual cases from kerbside to the end-user kitchen.

As part of the deal, TICCO’s existing 12 delivery vehicles and drivers in the South East, along with warehouse staff, will transfer under TUPE to ACS&T.

The operation will be the first time TICCO has outsourced both its warehouse and final mile delivery operations to a third party logistics provider.

The new scheme aims to allow manufacturers, suppliers and end users access to a cost-effective direct delivery logistics solution, by offering case level charging, as opposed to minimum pallet charge rates. Tariffs are charged at a flat rate, irrespective of the value of the order.

Our Business Development Director, Mike Rice, said:

“This new operation will significantly enhance our service offering, enabling us to better fulfil the needs of a greater range of food service companies.  The industry has evolved dramatically in recent times, with customers now seeking logistics providers who can transport smaller quantities of goods, more frequently.  The final mile delivery network has been developed to respond to these requirements.”

Jay Sanghera, Managing Director for TICCO Foods, said:

“TICCO Foods has been working with ACS&T for nearly two decades and has a reputation with us for providing the highest quality of services – this new venture will only further cement our working relationship.

“As a company, we have extensive experience delivering the world-renowned Bindi brand of Italian desserts and gelato to independent restaurants in the South East, as well as supplying wholesalers across the country with our full catalogue. We will be able to capitalise on this knowledge effectively to support ACS&T in providing an efficient and bespoke service.”

 

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