Norbert Dentressangle welcomes Black Sheep to the family
Mar 03, 2010 Comments (0)
Established in 1992, Yorkshire-based Black Sheep was formed by Paul Theakston following the acquisition of his familys business, Theakstons by Scottish & Newcastle. In addition to the supply of cask ales to pubs, Black Sheep produces a range of five bottled beers sold in off-licenses and major supermarkets throughout the UK, including Riggwelter and Golden Sheep ale, as well as the original Black Sheep.
Norbert Dentressangle is storing around 140,000 bottles of beer at its distribution centre in Buxton. Comprising three levels, of which two are underground, the 450,000 sq ft bonded facility offers the perfect conditions for products which benefit from being stored at a relatively constant temperature, including beers, wines and spirits.
Orders are picked and trunked into Norbert Dentressangles national shared-user network for onward distribution into retailers distribution networks.
Norbert Dentressangle stepped into the breach following the collapse of Black Sheeps previous service provider, transferring product from a warehouse in Barnsley and starting operations at Buxton within two weeks, maintaining an uninterrupted service to Black Sheeps customers.
Jo Theakston, Head of Sales (Off Trade), Black Sheep Brewery said: The speed and efficiency with which Norbert Dentressangle reacted to an extremely urgent requirement was most impressive. They also have both the resource and the expertise to ensure that our supply chain continues meet the high expectations of our major retail customers in terms of accuracy, availability and cost.