Whistl wins 3-year logistics deal with packaging firm Jiffy
Whistl, Royal Mail’s biggest challenger in the UK postal field has won a new contract logistics deal with the Jiffy Packaging Company.
The three-year contract will see Whistl’s Logistics division running onsite transport operations at the packaging company’s manufacturing site in Winsford, Cheshire.
Whistl, formerly known as TNT Post UK, will also deliver Jiffy’s products to customers and retailers including Antalis Packaging, B&Q, Tesco and Spicers.
Jiffy’s products are used in “virtually every industry” according to Whistl, ranging from bubble wrap and padded bags to sheet foam, technical foams and a range of converted bubble and foam products.
Max Weller, Jiffy managing director, said: “Whistl is able to offer a distribution service that is ideal for our domestic needs. We want to ensure that our supply chain is lean and efficient; Whistl has a fantastic pedigree of providing exactly that. Ultimately, this is about raising quality and reducing operational expenses so this contract is a great step forward and one that we at Jiffy are very excited about.”
Marlow-based Whistl, which is owned by Dutch postal operator PostNL, offers various logistics services including the design of supply chain systems to implementation and operational capabilities, along with transportation management and distribution.
Nick Wells, the Whistl chief executive, said: “This is a great win for our logistics team headed by Dean Hulse and we are delighted to be working with such a well-known brand as Jiffy. Our growing expertise in the logistics sector will see Whistl broaden our service offering in this sector in the months to come.”