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Muntons PLC awards five year contract to DHL


DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a new contract with Muntons PLC, the Stowmarket, UK based maltster and malted ingredients manufacturer, to provide global shipping and freight negotiation services. The contract, valued at 15 million over a five year period, will support global movement of over 70,000 tonnes of malt and related ingredients.

The appointment follows a carefully managed selection process, where DHL was ultimately identified as the preferred partner for its long-established credentials in global logistics, in-depth understanding of Muntons operations and its ability to precisely define how it would holistically manage Muntons end-to-end supply chain. The natural cultural fit between the two organisations and DHLs proven experience in the grain and agri-food sectors also contributed to Muntons decision.

As a market leader in the supply of malted ingredients to a diverse global customer base, ranging from independent microbreweries to large multinational food processors, Muntons products are shipped to over 54 countries around the globe and used primarily in the international food and beverage sector. A rapidly expanding company, Muntons recently opened offices in Singapore and Seattle, Washington, USA, to support its continued development.

Utilising its global scale and capabilities, DHL will be tasked with meeting Muntons complex logistics needs and driving value throughout the companys supply chain by identifying opportunities to develop continuous efficiency gains. The value-added projects are set to positively affect every part of Muntons business by reducing operating costs, streamlining working capital and enhancing its customer service performance.

Neil Pearmain, Supply Chain and Logistics Director at Muntons PLC, said, We recognise the genuine benefits that two strong companies working together can bring and look forward to reaping the rewards from this partnership over the next five years. DHLs proven international strength in logistics, coupled with a sound understanding of our sector will be a welcome contribution to our expanding business.

James Hurrell, Head of Business Development, Agri-food at DHL Supply Chain said, “We’re delighted to have been chosen as a partner to Muntons, our first appointment into the malt and malted ingredients sector and we look forward to supporting Muntons and its customers, delivering sustainable, financial and environmental benefits for many years to come.

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