16th August 2021
Primary Connect New Zealand has continued its partnership with leading food manufacturing company Walter & Wild to move their much-loved ambient brands.
Based in New Zealand, Walter & Wild’s iconic brands include Hubbards, I Love Food, Aunt Betty’s, Hansells, Vitafresh and Alfa One.
Primary Connect won the two-year tender to collect ambient products from Walter & Wild’s storage facilities in Auckland and Christchruch and manufacturing plant in Auckland. The products are then moved into Woolworths New Zelaland’s regional distribution centres in Christchurch and Palmerston North.
The tender process was a great opportunity for Primary Connect New Zealand to improve efficiencies for Walter & Wild. Primary Connect was able to reduce transport costs by consolidating pick-ups from Walter & Wild’s Christchurch storage facility. This reduced the daily pick-ups from two to one.
Danny Schlierike, Walter & Wild Group Supply Chain Manager, said: “The tender process for freight can be somewhat of a complex web to map through any business.
“The team at Primary Connect were great at not only simplifying this process but also proactively looking across our group and within parts of their own business to find synergies and efficiencies across the supply chain and offer these solutions to us.”
Transport for Walter & Wild will continue to be provided by Primary Connect’s carrier partners Freight Plus and Mainfreight.