A contract renewal for warehousing and distribution management is the latest development in a significant, seven-year partnership between supply chain and logistics leader Imperial Logistics and premium chocolate producer Lindt & Sprüngli.
Recognised as a global market leader, the Lindt & Sprüngli group offers a wide selection of products in more than 120 countries around the world. Since winning its first Lindt contract seven years ago, Imperial Logistics’ partnership with the confectionery leader has gone from strength to strength.
The solutions that Imperial Logistics provides to Lindt include reefer container in-bound handling, warehousing, outbound transport and distribution and reverse logistics. The value added Imperial Logistics capabilities that enhance this partnership include co-packing services such as labelling, unpacking products down to the consumer units, kitting, repacking and display building.
Imperial Logistics has invested in temperature controlled vehicles throughout the supply chain to ensure that the quality of Lindt & Sprüngli’s temperature sensitive products are never compromised. All warehouses, including receiving and distribution facilities, are temperature controlled throughout. Double-rack trailers have been incorporated into Imperial Logistics’ dedicated Lindt fleet to deliver cost savings.
Imperial Logistics also undertakes continuous staff training to ensure awareness and understanding of the sensitivity of Lindt’s products. The co-packing undertaken for Lindt enhances employees’ knowledge of the products, processes and specific requirements.
“Co-packing was a new business capability that Imperial Logistics was only beginning to explore but in our partnership with Lindt, it has proved to be a resounding success,” says Imperial Logistics chief strategy officer Cobus Rossouw.
“Imperial Logistics is proud to have played a role in Lindt’s South African success story since 2011 and this contract renewal represents our commitment to constantly meeting our client’s exacting, world class quality standards and to continuously innovating, improving and expanding our capabilities, in order to better meet Lindt’s needs,” he says.