3T Logistics and Technology Group has been awarded the contract to deliver transport management for Kraft Heinz in the UK.
Kraft Heinz is best known for its world-famous condiments and food including Heinz Beans and Heinz Tomato Ketchup. From the Kitt Green Factory in Wigan – the largest plant in Europe, Kraft Heinz produce over one billion cans of food annually.
UK head-quartered 3T will work in partnership with Kraft Heinz to drive efficiencies and service improvements by leveraging their Digital Transport Platform and the expertise developed by working with similarly sized enterprises to digitise their transportation.
Central to the winning solution by 3T is their technology-driven approach towards vehicle optimisation and utilisation which significantly reduces environmental impact and aligns with the Kraft Heinz strategic approach for the green economy and sustainability. The new contract comes into effect on July 4th, 2022.
In recent years, Kraft Heinz has looked to leverage its global scale to meet its ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) commitments, especially those based on the concept of environmental stewardship. These commitments include targeted reductions of carbon and the opportunity to move towards meeting green-economy goals internationally.
Kraft Heinz is also committed to developing and adopting cost-effective and environmentally friendly approaches to deliver products from their National Distribution Centre at Kitt Green in Wigan. Kraft Heinz, as outlined on its website, is aiming “to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions across its operational footprint (Scope 1 and Scope 2) and entire global supply chain (Scope 3) by 2050, reaffirming the Company’s commitment to contribute to global efforts to reduce the ongoing threat of climate change.
As a milestone on its path to achieving net-zero emissions, it will target a near-term emissions reduction of 50% by 2030 across all three scopes”.
Steve Twydell, 3T founder, and CEO said: “This is a strong initiative between ourselves and Kraft Heinz, and represents a step-change in shipper-carrier collaboration and shared value that we are pioneering and enabling. We are delighted to be working alongside a world-class organisation to deliver significant benefits and improved efficiencies to Kraft Heinz while deploying our innovative and award-winning technology platform for the management and collaboration of freight transportation.”
Dominic Hawkins, Supply Chain Director: Northern Europe at Kraft Heinz said: “We’re delighted to kick off this new partnership with 3T in the UK, and the opportunities this presents for our Business for both ESG and vehicle utilisation are really exciting. Their technology-driven approach really stood out to us and sets us up for success in the future.”
3T is a global transport management technology vendor with a proven track record and enviable reputation in delivering innovative supply chain and transport management solutions. Since 2001 3T has been on a mission to reduce empty running through shipper-carrier collaboration by using technology, and this remains the business’ north star to this day. Through its collaborative digital transport platform, Event, 3T is working with many other midmarket and large businesses within both the shipper and carrier segments to generate significant value for all. 3T has been recognised in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.
3T’s technology delivers significant transport cost reductions and service improvement through automation, optimisation, and data insights to businesses across the world. The award-winning digital transport platform enables supply chain digital transformation for businesses of any size and type, any transport mode, anywhere in the world. This approach, together with the 3T technology, is directly aligned to the green agenda and will help Kraft Heinz monitor and reduce carbon emissions across all their markets.