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Wincanton Logistics

Wincanton is to set up a military logistics base at Samlesbury in Lancashire, with the creation of 70 jobs.

Wincanton has acquired 230,000 sq ft of warehouse space at Crossflow 380 in Crewe.

Wincanton is to set up an 85,000 sq ft warehouse at the Marchington Industrial Estate in Staffordshire.

Wincanton is acquiring the 86,000 sq ft Centra building at Heathrow, in order to service a distribution contract for Morrisons.

Wincanton has sold its logistics operations in continental Europe to Rhenus for £39m, with the transfer of 3,000 staff.

Wincanton has sold its recycling operations to Sims Group UK for £17m, with the transfer of 145 staff in Billingham, Daventry, Harlow and Widnes.

Wincanton is to set up a new 220,000 sq ft foodservice distribution centre in Hoddesdon this summer, with the relocation of up to 136 jobs from Luton and Dunstable.

Wincanton is to merge its chilled foods distribution business with Culina, which has nine distribution centres across the country, and Wincanton will have a 20% stake in the enlarged group.

Wincanton has acquired CEL Group, the container logistics firm with 470 staff at eight sites, for an initial £20m.

Wincanton has acquired Product Support Holdings, the defence logistics firm with 25 support centres and 422 staff, for £27m.

Wincanton is seeking permission to build a £5m electrical waste recycling plant in Daventry.

Wincanton has acquired HeBo, the German logistics firm with about 50 staff, for an initial £2.2m.

Wincanton has acquired Hanbury Davies, the Suffolk-based container logistics firm with 780 staff and 480 vehicles at 21 locations, for an initial £25m.

Wincanton has acquired Swales Haulage, the Berkshire-based building materials distributor with 11 sites throughout the country, for £5.3m.

Wincanton is to create a further 300 jobs at its recently-opened distribution centre at Woodlands near Doncaster, having won approval to operate a night shift.

Wincanton is to create 200 new jobs at its 500,000 sq ft Argos distribution centre in Corby by the end of summer, due to the relocation of the Wolverhampton operation.

Wincanton is to acquire RDL Holdings, the provider of supply chain services to the building industry with 350 staff at 38 sites, for £22m, as well as Lane, the Bristol-based home delivery company, for up to £2m.

Wincanton is to recruit up to 300 staff for a new 700,000 sq ft Argos distribution centre in Kettering by September.

Wincanton has acquired a division of Premium Logistics for £21m, in order to strengthen its position in the French market.

Wincanton is to acquire MidiData, the German logistics company with 300 staff, for about £7m.

Wincanton, the logistics company, is to relocate its headquarters and up to 400 staff from Trowbridge and Somerset to the Turnpike Industrial Estate in Chippenham early next year.

Wincanton is to acquire the P&O Trans European logistics business, which employs 7,000 people, for £152m.

Wincanton is seeking acquisitions to expand its logistics business into continental Europe, and has also announced joint ventures with Genco and Kuehne & Nagel.