Britvic has signed a deal with Wincanton which will see the latter provide rail services to the beverages firm between the Midlands and Scotland.
Wincanton will be tasked with transporting the firm’s Robinsons, Pepsi, Tango, Drench Water and Fruit Shoot products from the firm’s production facilities in England to north of the border.
Britvic has also signed a secondary distribution deal with Malcolm Logistics, which will transport the products on to Grangemouth and Mossend – also by rail.
The move is part of Britvic’s aim to reduce its carbon footprint and the rail distribution agreements are expected to result in 50 fewer haulage trucks on Britain’s roads.
Gordon Scott, managing directorat Wincanton said: “Working together, we’re able to utilise all of the space on the train in both directions, delivering both environmental and cost benefits.”
“This solution is a great example of how three companies working collaboratively are able to make a greater impact on carbon reduction than when working alone,” he added.
Earlier this month, Britvic signed up to the Carbon Trust’s Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator programme.