Identifies opportunities to improve Group operational inefficiencies
C&C Group plc, owners of Tennent’s Wholesale (‘Tennent’s’) and Matthew Clark (‘MCW’), has completed a review of the business’s supply chain and distribution operations to optimise it’s logistics capabilities and put in place a network which most efficiently serves customers across Scotland.
As a result of the review, Tennent’s will open a new 4,645 m2 warehouse and distribution centre in Edinburgh, located in Newbridge. This facility, scheduled to open in October 2020, will significantly enhance the wholesaler’s service to customers, especially in the east of Scotland.
The review also identified opportunities to improve operational inefficiencies across the Group Network. As a consequence, it has been decided that the Matthew Clark Glasgow warehouse and transport operation will be consolidated into the Tennent’s facility in Cambuslang and the new depot in Edinburgh. This is expected to be completed by April 2021. As part of the transition, the Matthew Clark customer contact centre will transfer to either Wellpark Brewery or the Tennent’s Depot in Cambuslang.
The announcement has no impact on the Tennent’s and Matthew Clark brands and sales teams which will continue to operate separately.
Extending the distribution operations is a positive step and will further strengthen the Company’s logistics capabilities, eliminate transport inefficiencies and enhance the service provided to customers across Scotland. The new depot in Edinburgh also fits with an environmental agenda by reducing product miles travelled and CO2 emissions.