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Young’s signs three-year contract with ACS&T

Grimsby, UK: Seafood giant Young’s has extended ACS&T’s logistics contract for a further three years.

ACS&T has been providing storage and distribution services to the Grimsby-based seafood company since the early 90s.

Malcolm Johnston, managing director of ACS&T, says: “The aim is to carry on helping Young’s minimise its primary food miles and reduce costs by cross docking the majority of their deliveries to Wolverhampton. Our experienced transport operations department uses high-tech planning software that identifies which deliveries qualify for cross docking and this has helped us to provide the best possible solutions for making sure that our service meets and exceeds expectations.”

Chris Law, logistics manager for Young’s Seafood, says: “Having worked with ACS&T for a number of years, we were confident in their ability to continue to provide a cost-effective and efficient logistics operation. ACS&T pay real attention to our storage and distribution requirements and are always willing to go the extra mile to assist with ours and our customer demands.”

ACS&T will continue to assist Young’s in reducing its administration costs by using an electronic data interchange (EDI) link between its leading-edge IT system and the Young’s seafood ordering system.
This link enables information on stock levels and orders to be shared between the systems so orders can be passed directly to ACS&T in real time. This significantly improves and streamlines the order process, saving Young’s time and increasing the accuracy of orders.

ACS&T operates from four centres in Grimsby, Wolverhampton, Tewkesbury and Scarborough. It operates 12 cold stores, three ambient stores, comprehensive co-packing facilities and large, dedicated and shared-user multi-temperature transport fleets.

The company is the only food logistics business in Europe to be accredited with the British Retail Consortium Storage & Distribution certificate across all sites and temperature regimes.