Logistics giant Eddie Stobart, part of Stobart Group, has secured a £60m distribution contract with consumer goods manufacturer Unilever UK.
The agreement will see Eddie Stobart provide ambient transport services for the majority of Unilever's manufacturing and distribution activities in the UK.
Under the three-year contract, Eddie Stobart will undertake customer deliveries from several Unilever UK distribution centres. In addition, Eddie Stobart will undertake deliveries into those distribution centres from Unilever's UK manufacturing plants.
Unilever said it is the first time its UK arm has awarded such a significant amount of its ambient transport needs to a single provider.
Andrew Tinkler, chief executive of Stobart Group, said:"We are looking forward to building a great working partnership with Unilever by providing a unique full-service offering, combined with the best know-how in the industry. As well as delivering day-to-day efficiency benefits for Unilever through our distribution system, we believe we can help it meet and even exceed its goals in terms of carbon reduction in the process."