Carlsberg has signed a five-year deal with Norbert Dentressangle, a major British transport, logistics and freight forwarding company, to handle its logistics operations in the UK.
Norbert will serve as the primary logistics partner beginning February 2012 and will oversee the brewing company’s primary distribution in the UK.
The logistics firm’s responsibilities include handling the flow of cans, bottles and kegs into and out of Carlsberg’s Northampton brewery, and also receiving, storing and inspecting empty kegs returning to the site.
Norbert will also take care of Carlsberg’s Northampton NDC, transportation of small-pack products directly to retailers’ RDCs and kegged drinks into the brewing giant’s secondary distribution network. It will also deliver tanked beer for major events.
Carlsberg UK will continue to distribute its own and third-party branded beverages to pub and free-trade clients via its secondary on-trade distribution network.
Carlsberg’s UK portfolio features brands such as Carlsberg, Carlsberg Export and Calrsberg Special Brew.