Wincanton Plc is a UK and Ireland-based supply chain solutions provider. The majority of its business concerns the provision of warehousing and transport solutions (contract logistics) in a range of sectors including construction, consumer goods, defence, energy, milk & bulk food, public sector and retail.
It also operates three separate specialist businesses: Pullman Fleet Services (commercial vehicle maintenance and repair), Wincanton Records Management and a container logistics business.
Wincanton finalised the complete disposal of its Mainland European operations in January 2012, leaving it active only in the UK and Ireland.
Wincanton's revenues for 2012 were £1.09bn.
HistoryWincanton was formerly a subsidiary of Uniq (formerly Unigate Plc), a diversified UK food and dairy product manufacturer but was de-merged in May 2001, and floated on the London Stock Exchange. In December 2002, it acquired P&O Trans European, which supported a change in strategic direction towards becoming a leading European logistics provider, as well as expanding its geographic reach and range of services.