Fosters EMEA has announced the much awaited result of its drinks distribution tender process by revealing that premium product logistics provider Cert Octavian has been awarded the contract following an intensive strategic review. The contract covers Fosters EMEA business for three years from May 2010 with an additional two year option in a deal which could exceed 30 million.
Fosters EMEA portfolio comprises over 80 brands including VB, Rosemount, Penfolds, Wolf Blass, Lindemans and Crown Ambassador.
Explaining their decision Fosters EMEA Director, Regional Supply Services & Production, Rob Hollis said,
We were determined to conduct a rigorous tender to identify the best logistics provider for our future needs. Cert Octavian put together a competitive and in the end a compelling, all round business case and beat fierce competition to be awarded with the contract. The service we receive from Cert Octavian is excellent. They have a high calibre management team, one that inspires us with every confidence. We are delighted to have chosen Cert Octavian and look forward to many years of working together productively.
Cert Octavian Managing Director, Anthony Finlayson-Green said,
To say I am delighted and proud of my teams achievement is an understatement. This is without doubt one of the most sought after contracts in our business sector, and winning is testimony to the progress we have made as a company.
2009 has been a phenomenally successful year for Cert Octavian with many new business wins. As we come to the close of 2009, this news is the crowning glory of a very positive year, and we look forward to 2010 with immense confidence. Our strategic focus is to create highly satisfied customers through extraordinary care, those who will speak of and share their satisfaction to others, and in Fosters EMEA I believe we have achieved that. This news inspires everyone within our team to achieve our highest possible service levels.
The Fosters EMEA contract will be handled principally from Cert Octavians distribution hub at Lutterworth.