Wanzl UK Group have been awarded a contract, for an undisclosed sum, to supply a range of back-of-house equipment solutions to The Co-operative Group. The roll-out to stores throughout the UK has now commenced and will continue through to the end of the year.
Wanzl UK’s L&I specialist, Gareth Dando, said this important breakthrough contract win for the L&I division demonstrated Wanzl’s growing strength as a volume supplier to the top tier of UK retail and ‘firmly established our KT2 and KT3 range as a preferred choice of stock trolley in this competitive market’.
“Back-of-store operations are increasingly under scrutiny as retailers realize the tremendous potential for introducing new and more cost-effective ways of working. These equipment choices are becoming more critical for many large supermarket brands as the UK continues to embrace omni-channel retail, characterized by click-and-collect, ‘dark stores’ and home deliveries of online orders.
“With a diverse range of stores across The Co-operative estate all operating varied replenishment processes, the need was recognized for greater uniformity both in terms of systems and equipment.
“The introduction of our KT3 and KT2 trolleys is helping The Co-operative achieve significant process improvements and efficiencies. Along with these units, Wanzl are also supplying a variety of ancillary items and U-shaped trolleys to provide a complete stock handling solution in a variety of operating environments,” said Gareth.
Wanzl Logistics are also handling the complex and time critical roll out to 2,800 Co-operative stores throughout the UK, demonstrating Wanzl as a retail solutions provider with a wide scope of product, service and delivery capabilities.
“The introduction of a range of high quality stock trolleys, bespoke to The Co-Operative Group’s requirements, is helping the group deliver new, improved and more efficient ways of completing everyday tasks that will make colleagues’ lives easier and achieve greater consistency across the business’.
“We are very proud to be able to support the implementation of this ground-breaking initiative and delighted to have been awarded this valuable contract,” said Gareth.