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Culina Logistics Win Major UK Operator Accolade

Culina Logistics won a major UK Operator Accolade recently, at the TCS&D Awards - the “Oscars” for the Chilled Logistics Sector.

Steve Winwood, Culina Logistics CEO was presented with the award for Temperature Controlled Storage Operator of the Year by FSDF Chief Executive – Chris Sturman.

Culina Group backs petition to help fund the cost of redistributing more surplus food to charity

Culina Group is backing a formal petition launched by The Grocer (magazine) that asks ministers to reconsider subsidising food waste distribution to get more surplus food to charity.

Currently, it can cost up to £150 per tonne to separate, store and transport edible surplus food to charity. If this cost were reimbursed far more of the 270,000 tonnes of edible surplus in the system would go to people who need it. For only £10-15m per year, 100,000 tonnes of food could be donated.

Port Salford Initiative Takes Top Supply Chain Award

Culina Group and General Mills UK & Ireland have scooped the Warehouse Operations Award at the CILT (Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport) Annual Awards for Excellence.

The event on Thursday 27 October was held at London’s Lancaster Hotel and featured some of the biggest names in the UK logistics and transport sector.

Royal recognition for Culina driver Giorgio Lercara as he becomes Microlise UK Driver of the Year

Giorgio Lercara from Culina Hoddesdon won both the Microlise ‘Driver of the Year’’ and also the Microlise ‘Short Distance Driver of the Year’ Award, at the prestigious 2016 Microlise Driver of the Year Awards.

The main award was presented to Giorgio personally by Princess Anne - The Princess Royal at the Microlise Transport Conference 2016, held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 18 May in front of over 1,000 transport industry leaders.

Culina Group Anchors in at Port Salford

Continuing its rapid growth trajectory, and success story as leading UK transport and logistics innovator, on 4th April 2016, Culina Group opened for business as anchor occupier at Port Salford National Import Centre the UK’s first Tri-modal logistics facility.

Great Bear Distribution who joined the Culina Group last month through acquisition will be managing warehousing and distribution of a range of ambient brands from the showpiece 280,000sq ft. facility.

Culina Drivers Prove They Really Are In "Top Gear"

Maintaining its position as one of the UK’s most highly regarded transport and logistics operators, food and drink specialists Culina have just announced some startling driver performance statistics.

Seventy eight Culina drivers, representing almost 10% of the company’s driver workforce have been recognised for completing a full calendar year without a single Tachograph infringement to their name.

Entire Culina Heavy Fleet at Euro 6 by March 2016

Culina will have its entire fleet of nearly 400 vehicles at Euro 6 standard by March 2016. Furthermore 10% of the Culina fleet will also be LNG fuelled. The current Culina fleet is a mix of the best vehicles on offer from leading marks.

“To absolutely minimise our on-going impact on the environment, Culina are looking at fuel economy, vehicle efficiency, and vehicle utilisation from many angles”, said Group Fleet Manager – Mark Matkin.

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Culina Group receives FTA Compliance Award

Culina Group has been presented with the Freight Transport Association Tachofta Compliance Award in recognition of its high standards of driver compliance and management of infringements.

The FTA Award is recognised as prestigious within the industry and highlight members’ efforts to stay compliant with driver hour’s legislation, and ensuring that they keep their drivers safe and legal.

Culina prioritise driver working conditions in choosing new DAF trucks

It is refreshing to witness the thought processes that underly the acquisition of new trucks as part of the transport policy at Culina whose head office is based in Market Drayton. Placing driver comfort and working conditions at a high priority level indicates that Culina are a company that recognises the worth of their employees. Couple this with a robust and modern environmental policy and you have a highly respected company which possesses a social conscience, not always the case in business nowadays.

Culina win juicy contract with global market leader AMC

AMC have taken the decision to switch and sign with Culina for UK distribution of its full range of juice products.

AMC are looking for a stable partner and a long term contract. Culina will be working with MMUK, the UK subsidiary of AMC, handling over 140 different products on their behalf.

“AMC are looking to actively expand in the UK. The decision to switch to Culina was integral to our plans. We need a logistics supplier we can rely on completely”, said Mark Graham of MMUK.

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Culina win meaty contract with Jack Link's

Culina are very pleased to announce the acquisition of a major contract to handle the UK distribution of the “Peperami” brand on behalf of Jack Link’s the world’s fastest growing meat snack provider.

The synergy with the existing Culina customers made Jacks Links a perfect match for our business’ said Chris Hills – Account Manager for Culina.

The contract will be stock held within the Culina network, which will support Jack Links from order placement through to final delivery into major retailers and wholesale outlets.