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|Type||Public (LSE: WIN)|
|Headquarters||Chippenham, United Kingdom|
|Key people||Steve Marshall (Chairman of the board), Eric Born (CEO)|
Supply chain management
|Revenue||£2.180 billion (year - Mar 2011)|
|Operating income||£53.0 million (year - March 2011)|
|Profit||-£25.9 million (year - March 2011)|
Wincanton plc is a British provider of logistics with its origins in milk haulage. The company provides transport and logistics services including specialist automated high bay, high capacity warehouses, and supply chain management for businesses. Wincanton's specialist markets include water, retail and manufacturing industries. It also provides container transportation, logistics and related services to numerous other industries. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a former constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
Wincanton was founded in 1925, as Wincanton Transport & Engineering Ltd, a subsidiary of the West Surrey Central Dairy Company, a company which has since been known as Cow & Gate, Unigate and presently Uniq.
Through the 1990s and 2000s, Wincanton grew market share in several sectors. The chilled division became a market leader. Cash generated here enabled growth of the business into additional markets. Technical road transport engineering experience and associated commercial advantage allowed the company to grow its service offering in the petrochemical sector. Long standing contracts exist with Total, Texaco, Exxon Mobil, Q8 and Shell.
Wincanton currently directly employs in the region of 16,000 people across the United Kingdom and Ireland through a network of over 200 sites. As of 2012[update] The Wincanton fleet comprises over 3,000 vehicles including conventional trucks and trailers, as well as a range of specialist equipment including skeletal trailers, tankers and construction vehicles. Until the sale of its final continental European operations on 3 January 2012 it also operated barges and trains, thus providing multi-modal transport.
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