The Irish-based group, which owns Tennent’s Wholesale and Matthew Clark, stated it has accomplished a evaluation of the enterprise’s provide chain and distribution operations to optimise its logistics capabilities and implement a community that “most effectively” serves prospects throughout Scotland.
In consequence, Tennent’s will open a 50,000 sq. foot warehouse and distribution centre in Edinburgh’s Newbridge. The ability, scheduled to open in October, will “considerably” improve the wholesaler’s service to prospects, particularly within the east of Scotland.
C&C – whose different operations embody Glasgow’s Drygate Brewing – stated that as a consequence, the Matthew Clark Glasgow warehouse and transport operation might be consolidated into the Tennent’s facility in Cambuslang and the brand new depot in Edinburgh.
That is anticipated to be accomplished by April 2021, and as a part of the transition, the Matthew Clark buyer name centre will transfer to both Wellpark Brewery or the Tennent’s Depot in Cambuslang.
“In the present day’s announcement has no affect on the Tennent’s and Matthew Clark manufacturers and gross sales groups, which is able to proceed to function individually,” stated C&C Group.
Chief working officer Andrea Pozzi stated: “In the present day’s announcement is additional proof of C&C’s dedication to Scotland and our ongoing ambition to ship the very best service to our prospects. Our main path to market proposition in Scotland is underpinned by our distribution functionality and the energy of our multi-beverage providing to our on and off-trade prospects.
“Extending our distribution operations is a optimistic step and can additional strengthen our logistics capabilities, get rid of transport inefficiencies and improve the service we offer to our prospects throughout Scotland. Our new depot in Edinburgh additionally suits with our environmental agenda by lowering product miles travelled and CO2 emissions.”
A spokesman advised The Scotsman that the group is finishing a “buyer mapping course of” that can make clear the precise employment wants for every location, and a session course of has began.
“As some workers could doubtlessly switch to the Tennent’s depot in Cambuslang or to the brand new facility in Newbridge, it’s too early to present an actual quantity on the anticipated redundancies on the Matthew Clark Glasgow location. Nevertheless, the group is assured at this time’s announcement will outcome within the creation of a internet variety of new jobs – roughly ten in whole.”
It was introduced just lately that the group’s full-year preliminary outcomes for the 12 months ending 29 February could be deferred to three June.
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