Eddie Stobart, a division of the Stobart Group, has agreed a new three year distribution contract with soft drinks company Britvic.
Stobart said the new agreement, subject to final contractual documentation, will see Eddie Stobart provide transport solutions covering the whole of Britvic's primary manufacturing and distribution activities in the UK and will include the use of its Appleton Thorn base in Warrington.
Under the new contract, Eddie Stobart will undertake both deliveries into the company's UK manufacturing facilities and customer deliveries from several Britvic distribution centres across the country.
Stobart said the multi million pound contract expands on its 20 year relationship with Britvic and is the largest distribution contract awarded by Britvic in the UK.
Andrew Tinkler, chief executive of the Stobart Group, said: "We're extremely pleased to have this opportunity to build upon our long-term partnership with Britvic. Our multimodal logistics offering will help deliver efficiency benefits and, through our rail freight network, Stobart Group can help Britvic meet, and even exceed, its carbon reduction targets. Our business model and tracking systems increase client confidence by providing operational information that most other companies can't deliver."