Bradford-based Expect Distribution has won its biggest warehousing contract to date with a 4-year deal with Huddersfield pharmaceutical company Thornton & Ross (part of the Stada group).

Expect Distribution has been selected as the nominated warehousing partner of the company to ensure smooth storage and flow of pharmaceutical goods across the UK.

With the goods migrating to one of Expect’s three warehouses over a 12-month period, the decision was made on the basis of sector-related expertise and their outstanding quality of facilities

A dedicated contract management team is now in place to work between Expect’s Bradford base and Thornton & Ross’ Huddersfield site in Linthwaite. Expect will work as an extension of the Thornton & Ross warehousing team, storing their raw materials, packaging and components and distributing products to sites as needed.

Expect Distribution Commercial Director Neil Rushworth says: “Thornton & Ross represent a key strategic win for us, and it is great to establish ourselves as an important partner to them ongoing as we expand our contract logistics offer to the sector. We’ve already forged good working relationships between both teams and look forward to adding value to their business.”

Thornton & Ross Head of Procurement, Mary Brown commented “We are delighted to bring Expect on board as a key logistics partner. The relationship will be instrumental to the effective supply of product on a just in time basis to our manufacturing site and will ensure that we can continue to accommodate our projected growth plans within the business”