Discount fashion chain Primark has been voted Overall Winner in this year’s European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2010.
As well as winning the main accolade, the Associated British Foods-owned business was number one in the Retail category.
This recognition comes after a number of changes were made to the company’s supply chain in the last financial year.
Primark announced during its pre-close trading update for 53 weeks to September 18th that its new 220,000 sq ft freehold warehouse in Naas, Ireland is now operational and the former leased premises will be vacated at the end of the year.
Additionally, the 200,000 sq ft leasehold warehouse in Torija, Spain is also up and running, providing a distribution hub for southern continental Europe.
The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards is organised by Supply Chain Standard in partnership with PRTM and recognises achievement in supply chain management, as well as drawing attention to pertinent issues affecting the sector.
Other retailers acknowledged during the course of the evening included Marks & Spencer (in partnership with DHL Supply Chain) and Boots, which won awards for Contribution to Environmental Improvement and Excellence in Logistics Centre Operations respectively.