Vestey Foods UK was founded in the 1890s by the Vestey family, they are pioneers in global sourcing, processing, and distribution of food. They are experts in food sourcing, ensuring the highest quality of products are created and delivered, in an affordable way, to their customers and for their customers, customers.
Continuously developing and designing new food products for their customers, Vestey Foods UK ensure they source the product from a supplier that best fits their customer’s requirements.
To ensure they have the very best sustainable produce Vestey Foods UK scours every corner of the earth to find the best produce they can. Vestey Food UK has long-standing relationships with producers, some spanning back decades.
As the strongest link in the food chain, Vestey Foods UK is a beacon of quality and they are proud to supply the retailers, wholesalers, food manufacturers, and services that feed the nation.
The main challenge facing Vestey Foods UK before they worked with Good Logistics EU team was the lack of visibility of their container movements, unfortunately, this resulted in some customers losing confidence in Vestey’s ability to provide accurate shipping information to them. Vestey Foods UK also wanted to try and reduce ever-increasing costs and to improve their efficiency so they could provide a better overall service to their customers.
Ben Blayds, Head of Logistics at Vestey Foods UK outlines below the benefits of working with the specialist EU team at Good Logistics.
“Though we have had a long transactional relationship with Good Logistics, we had not worked closely with their specialist EU team. Working with the Good Logistics EU team, meant we could look more strategically at our supply chain process and how we could adapt it to add value not only to our business but to our customers too. Due to us already having a relationship with Good Logistics, the EU team had a good insight into the current Vestey supply chain process and as part of their EU audit the team reviewed our current modes of transport used when moving goods around the globe.
Following the audit, Good Logistics suggested that several of our shipments would not be impacted by longer transit times, which meant we could switch our main mode of transport to sea rather than road. Through Good Logistics digital solutions, we are now able to track all our shipments in real-time.
These solutions have enabled us as a business to not only reduce our costs but to manage them more effectively too. We can now plan ahead more with our customers in the UK and our customer’s confidence in our abilities is returning.”
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