Carlton & United Breweries announces BevChain as logistics partner

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) has appointed BevChain as its long-term contract for warehousing and metropolitan delivery services at sites in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

BecChain is a subsidiary of Linfox and according to CUB the appointment will enhance its ability to service its customers across Australia and improve supply chain performance.

Currently, warehousing and delivery services are provided by a range of logistics partners; this move will consolidate CUB’s supply chain.

“CUB is pleased to announce that Linfox subsidiary BevChain has been appointed as our warehousing and metropolitan delivery services partner. This agreement extends our relationship to more than 50 years,” Jan Craps, CEO Carlton & United Breweries said.

“BevChain are the leaders in beverage supply chain solutions, and CUB is excited to be partnering with them to support our supply chain and ensure that we’re delivering the freshest beer to Australians, wherever they might be.”

BevChain are the leaders in beverage supply chain solutions calling on 25,000 delivery points nationally.

Linfox CEO, Mark Mazurek said, “Although Linfox was the incumbent in Victoria and New South Wales, we took the decision that this would be a BevChain solution, and we’re delighted that CUB have recognised the benefit of the specialist beverage solution put forward by the BevChain team.

“This has been a fantastic opportunity to back our investment in BevChain and it’s consistent with our strategy to match our specialist industry expertise with our customers’ market requirements.

“It’s a great news story for our business, and gives us tremendous encouragement that we’re doing the right things, and doing them well.”

Bob Kennedy, Executive General Manager, BevChain, noted, “CUB and Linfox have a deep history extending back to 1968, so we appreciate the importance of the relationship to the group, and we’re excited about taking up the mantel.”