VW Unipart distribution centreUnipart Logistics has won a new five-year contract with Volkswagen Group to run its UK aftermarket supply chain.

More than 450 workers at Volkswagen's Tamworth logistics hub were transferred to Unipart Logistics after it signed a deal with the carmaker.

The operation will service more than 900 retailers and trade partners across the UK for the Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, TPS and Volkswagen Commercial brands.

Claire Walters, chief commercial officer at Unipart Logistics, commented: “We are delighted to have won this contract with Volkswagen Group UK to become their supply chain partner for the future. We are looking forward to working in partnership to drive up availability and service for their retailers, trade partners and, most importantly, their customers.”

Volkswagen Group sold almost 11m vehicles worldwide in 2017.