Carlton & United Breweries has appointed BevChain to provide warehousing and metropolitan delivery services across its East Coast operations.
The stand-alone network will see BevChain operate CUB’s own warehousing facilities and provide route delivery services for CUB’s pack and keg requirements at Truganina in Victoria, Rosehill in New South Wales, and Heathwood in Queensland, as well as metropolitan keg delivery services from Abbotsford in Victoria.
“We’re delighted that CUB has recognised the benefit of the specialist beverage solution put forward by the BevChain team," said Linfox CEO, Mark Mazurek. "This has been a strong opportunity to back our investment in BevChain and it’s consistent with our strategy to match our specialist industry expertise with our customers’ market requirements.”
“CUB is pleased to announce that Linfox subsidiary BevChain has been appointed as our warehousing and metropolitan delivery services partner. This agreement extends our relationship to more than 50 years,” said Jan Craps, CEO Carlton & United Breweries.
“BevChain are the leaders in beverage supply chain solutions, and CUB is excited to be partnering with them to support our supply chain and ensure that we’re delivering the freshest beer to Australians, wherever they might be.”
“It’s a great news story for our business, and gives us tremendous encouragement that we’re doing the right things, and doing them well. CUB and Linfox have a deep history extending back to 1968, so we appreciate the importance of the relationship to the group, and we’re excited about taking up the mantle,” added Bob Kennedy, BevChain General Manager.
Transition planning is underway, and BevChain will commence services at each site as existing arrangements expire.
BevChain is the sponsor of the inaugural Distinctive Brand of the Year Award at the 2018 Australian Drinks Awards and an Associate Member of The Drinks Association.