The business operates out of four chilled distribution sites (Leicester, Penrith, Callington and Bristol), seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
We have over 120 articulated vehicles and around 200 trailers in our fleet driven by our 250 drivers, travelling the length and breadth of the country every day, delivering to our customers.
70% of our volume is day one for day one; 99.6% pick accuracy. Each week, our warehouses handle over 20,000 pallets and pick 600,000 cases.
We are FAST Accredited; British Retail Consortium Storage & Distribution Accredited (Woodside) and a member of the Freight Transport Association.
As a highly professional and service driven business, we have a reputation with retailers for providing the highest levels of on-time delivery performance within the chilled food market. Our figures speak for themselves: 97% on-time service levels; 70% of our volume is day one for day one; 99.6% pick accuracy. Each week, our warehouses handle over over 20,000 pallets and pick 600,000 cases. We are FAST Accredited; British Retail Consortium Storage & Distribution Accredited (Woodside) and a member of the Freight Transport Association.
We are very proud of the commitment and loyalty of our team, which currently numbers 450 people. More than half our staff have been with us for over five years, with a quarter having over 10 years’ service. Each year we celebrate the long service of many members of staff across the business, including awards for 35 and 40 years' service. Our people are our greatest asset and are committed to getting the job done, priding themselves on the quality, service and delivery we achieve on a daily basis for our customers.
Community & environment
At Samworth Brothers Supply Chain, we support a range of different charitable and community activities. As well as encouraging the charitable events undertaken by individual members of staff, we also actively support Leicestershire Cares initiatives, the development of the Beaumont Leys Free Running Park and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. In 2012, we set out to improve fuel consumption across our fleet and, last year, we succeeded in saving 148,147 litres of fuel which equated to CO2 savings of almost 700 tonnes - equivalent to the total weight of 538 Ford Focus cars.