Linfox CEO Michael Byrne and National Foods’ Group Executive Corporate Services & Logistics, Conor O’Malley sign the supply chain agreement.
Linfox Logistics has signed one of the largest contracts in the Australian food and beverage industry with National Foods Limited, to manage the majority of its Australian national distribution for the next 10 years.
Linfox CEO Michael Byrne said: “Worth up to $2 Billion in revenue over ten years, this is one of the largest single contracts in the Linfox Logistics portfolio and in the Australian logistics industry.
“The scope of work, including distribution centre (DC) design and management, linehaul and local distribution, will add nearly 300 people to the Linfox team.”
National Foods Limited is one of Australia’s largest food and beverage companies, with core activities in milk, fresh dairy foods, juice, soy beverages and specialty cheese in every state of Australia. Its brands include Dairy Farmers, Berri, Coon, Pura, King Island, Farmers Union and Yoplait and are household names.
“Linfox helped review National Foods’ Australian supply chain operations and developed a powerful supply chain solution that will establish a state-of-the-art distribution centre network and specialised delivery vehicle fleet.
“We are using cutting edge SAP IT to provide leading transport and warehouse systems to effectively manage our customer’s distribution operations.
“We are delighted to be working with such an iconic business. The National Foods business has grown rapidly in the last two decades and our expertise will help them achieve significant distribution efficiencies.”
National Foods’ group executive corporate services & logistics, Conor O’Malley said: “Most importantly, this will reduce complexity, provide supply chain visibility, and help us deliver a best-in-class service to our customers.
“I am confident that working together in a strategic and strongly commercial partnership, both National Foods and Linfox will deliver improved value to both customers and shareholders.”
Michael Byrne said: “We have worked with National Foods for several years and share their commitment to safety and operational excellence. We look forward to partnering with National Foods to deliver new value in its supply chain functions.”