Major wine company Concha y Toro UK has awarded Jigsaw the contract for secondary distribution of all its brands to customers throughout the UK. The wine company awarded the contract to Jigsaw because the managed transport specialist demonstrated the excellent service levels, detailed reporting and rapid implementation needed to support its business growth.
Concha y Toro UK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Viña Concha y Toro, one of the world’s largest and most successful wine companies. In terms of vineyard ownership, Concha y Toro is the second largest winery in the world. Operating in the UK since 2001, the company now imports more than six million cases of wine from its parent’s wineries in Chile, Argentina and California. Brands include Casillero del Diablo, Cono Sur, Isla Negra, and Frontera.
Jigsaw will manage all distribution from Concho y Toro UK’s bottling facilities in Manchester and County Durham to customers throughout the UK. These include all major multiple retailers as well as smaller and independent wine shops which creates a complex distribution profile. Jigsaw’s expertise and ability to configure operations on a national scale with capability across the entire drop size range within various lead time requirements was one of the major factors in it being awarded the contract. Its solutions are designed to meet clients’ objectives for lean and efficient transport week-in, week-out, but also offer the scalability and adaptability to fulfil changing volumes and demands driven by promotions and seasonal peaks.
Lee Smith, Customer Account Director at Jigsaw said: “We are delighted to be chosen as Concho y Toro UK’s supplier of choice. Our ability to offer complete scaleability and flexibility with excellent customer service was an important factor in their decision. This expands our successful drinks portfolio and is strategically positive for us.”
“Having worked with Jigsaw at a previous company, I knew the improvements they could bring to our service. The ‘bells & whistles’ of a transport contract are useless when service is not up to scratch, and Jigsaw haven’t fallen into the trap of over-promising”. Concha y Toro