Woolworths Group’s supply chain arm, Primary Connect, has awarded two of its long-standing transport partners as its Carriers of the Year.
SRT Logistics was awarded Large Carrier of the Year while ABC Transport was awarded Small Carrier of the Year, at the tenth annual Primary Connect Transport Safety Day.
“Our Primary Connect Carrier of the Year Awards are a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise carriers that demonstrate the highest level of service and outstanding professionalism while reflecting our own values and commitment to safety,” said director of Primary Connect+ and Transport for Woolworths Group, Chris Brooks.
“We are thrilled to present the award to ABC Transport for the first time, and to SRT for the fourth time since the inception of these awards, and the second year in a row. We’re grateful to have such high-quality partners supporting our supply chain.”
The awards were held at Woolworths Group’s head office on October 23.
Chief executive officer of SRT Logistics, Robert Miller, said, “SRT stands for safe, reliable, and trusted. They’re the things we want to be for the Tasmanian community.
“It’s humbling to win the award multiple times. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication from the team for both our leaders and the broader team at SRT. It’s their hard work and dedication every day that makes a difference to our business and the business of Woolworths.”
Primary Connect has been working with SRT Logistics for over 15 years, and their 370 employees currently transport approximately 375,000 pallets of goods for Woolworths Group and Primary Connect+ commercial customers each year.
Small Carrier of the Year, ABC Transport, started operating in 1998 in Alice Springs and began partnering with Primary Connect in 2017. The partnership began from a desire from Woolworths to get fresher produce into the northern zone of Australia with shorter lead times.
Chief executive officer of ABC Transport, Jamie Eccleston, said, “We’re full of pride for the fact that we’ve done a good job and we’ve dealt with a very important and prestigious company to make the produce in Darwin fresher and better for the customers up there.”
ABC Transport has 260 employees working to deliver approximately 200,000 pallets for Woolworths each year. The business was acquired by WA transport and logistics giant Centurion earlier this month as part of its expansion plans.
Primary Connect operates one of Australia’s largest supply chains with over 8000 truck movements per day for Woolworths Group, with further truck movements for commercial customers of Primary Connect+.
Primary Connect delivers to over 3000 supermarkets, Metro, BIG W, BWS and Dan Murphy’s stores nationwide, relying on more than 85 carriers.