Hillebrand seals five year deal with Accolade

JF Hillebrand, leading logistics provider to the global beverage market, has clinched a five year worldwide freight services contract with Accolade Wines, the world’s fourth largest wine producer.

The contract will see JF Hillebrand providing complete end-to-end freight logistics services to the Accolade Wines Group, covering both cased and bulk movements. Using sea, road and rail services the wines will be moving from various origin sites across Europe and the Southern Hemisphere to Accolade Park in Bristol, UK.

Hillebrand says this new contract is a major step forward and takes advantage of the considerable supply chain savings, environmental benefits and first class customer service that the company can provide.

Accolade is a global wine company whose portfolio includes leading brands such as Hardys, Banrock Station from Australia, Flagstone and Kumala from South Africa and Geyser Peak from the Napa Valley in the US.

Accolade’s global planning and logistics director, Richard Anning, said: "With wine production centres in Australia, South Africa and California and distribution across the globe, Accolade Wines has a very complex logistics task combined with challenging scheduling to meet customer demands.

"We're confident JF Hillebrand will be able to partner with us in providing the level of service our customers expect."