Wincanton – Container Logistics Division

Park Place are pleased to have advised Wincanton plc on the sale of its container logistics business.

Wincanton is the UK’s largest third-party logistics (3PL) company and provides supply chain consultancy and solutions to some of the world’s most admired brands. It employs approximately 19,100 people across more than 200 sites with a 3,500-strong fleet of vehicles.

Wincanton’s container logistics business is one of the UK’s largest providers of ports to distribution centre logistics services with annual revenues of c.£60 million. It works with shipping lines, freight forwarders, retailers and manufacturers, operating a fleet of c. 250 tractor units and over 500 trailers. Park Place acted as lead advisor on the sale of the business to Maritime Transport. Felixstowe-based Maritime, owned by entrepreneur John Williams, was identified as a highly strategic buyer for the business having previously acquired DHL’s container business and Roadways.

This disposal assists Wincanton to deliver on its strategy of focusing on growth opportunities in its core markets.

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