BWG Group has claimed the Overall Logistics & Transport Excellence Award at the 2018 Irish Logistics & Transport Awards which recently took place in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin.
The Group, which was shortlisted for a record seven honours in total making it the only wholesale and retail group in the country to be nominated this year, was also named as Logistics Company of the Year.
BWG Group’s entire logistics operation is managed through its National Distribution Centre which supplies over 1,040 Spar, Eurospar, Londis, Mace and XL stores, along with 20 Value Centre wholesale branches.
“We in BWG are delighted to have received these awards on the back of the busiest year yet for our National Distribution Centre. Our extended team have been working tirelessly towards this level of excellence for a number of years now, and this recognition proves that we have created a logistics network that is up there with the best in the world," said Joanne Mellon, logistics director for BWG Foods.
It’s something that we’re very proud of, but also focussed developing further through continued investment as we look to drive increased efficiencies throughout our nationwide supply of grocery goods.”
BWG’s 240,000 sq. ft. distribution centre is located in Dublin’s Kilcarbery Business Park and incorporates the Group’s entire ambient, chilled distribution, including the company’s bonded warehouse.
The sophisticated distribution centre employs nearly 300 people who are responsible for the handling 46 million cases through the facility each year, and the completion of approximately 800 regional deliveries on a daily basis.
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