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Luís Simões leads in the Beverages sector

61M € billing, 1,300 daily routes, 3.1Mt/year, 5.5M pallets/year

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Luís Simões expects to close this year with a 10.5% increase in sales volume within its operations in the Beverage Sector. Luís Simões, leader in Logistics Operations and Distribution of Beverages in the Iberian Peninsula, only in this segment of the Great Consumption has generated 61 million euros in 2017.

The Beverage Sector, which encompasses the beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, natural juices and water segments, reaches the highest sales peaks during the summer and Christmas campaigns, periods that represent between 60% and 70% of the volume of LS activity for this sector. In this sense, Luís Simões, partner of the most important companies / brands of the sector (such as Active Brands, Bacardi, Brown-Forman, Campari, Coca-Cola, Christie's Port, Diageo, Diego Zamora, Estrella Galicia, Freixenet, Heineken, Sons of Rivera, Parmalat, Pepsico, Iberia Refresher, Schweppes, Super Bock, Symington, Vinalda, among others), reinforces its operational teams to face the natural growth of stocks and the workload of its customers.

For Luís Simões, this sector represented 30% of total sales in 2017 at the Iberian level.

Luís Simões is preparing specifically for the summer campaign, reinforcing the operations, not only by providing additional storage space to satisfy the growth of our customers' reserves, but also to cope with the increase in stock rotation. In addition, it also adjusts the means of transport and distribution to the shipment volume planned for this time of year.

The three months of summer represent about 35% of the total volume of drinks sent by Luís Simões, and promotional campaigns or special events, such as the 2018 World Cup, generate a significant increase in this volume. Football culture and passion rooted in Portugal and Spain have a positive impact on the activity of Luís Simões, which with the World Cup in the summer, increases on average between 50% and 75% in relation to other periods of the year.

With the arrival of the 2018 World Cup in which the teams from Spain and Portugal will meet, Luís Simões has already increased its Co-Packing activities and added value services to some of its clients in recent weeks.

The experience in the management of these activity peaks of its Beverages Sector customers represents a strong competitive advantage for Luís Simões, who not only positions itself as a leader, but also offers high levels of service covering all market needs . In short, all Luís Simões customers benefit from the strong critical mass developed to cover the needs of this sector, as well as the actions implemented to deal with the volumes of the summer.

Luís Simões | Leader in Logistics Operations and Distribution of Beverages in the Iberian Peninsula

In 2017, Luís Simões made a total of 175,000 cargoes throughout the Iberian Peninsula, which corresponded to more than 1,300 daily routes. Flexibility is fundamental in this market so during the campaign periods LS has more than 1,000 vehicles in circulation per day for the distribution of beverages, from vehicles with full loads to deliveries of one carton.

Last year they transported 3.1 million tons in the Iberian Peninsula. At the end of 2017, Luís Simões counted a total of 5.5 million pallets, only for the Beverages sector.

Thanks to its degree of vertical integration, which allows it to support planning and management systems, as well as mobility applications that guarantee Track & Trace of all its activities in real time, Luís Simões positions itself as reference operator in the Peninsula Iberian The ability and flexibility of its resources, always betting on innovative processes and achieving high levels of service, make it a competitive factor for its partners in the Beverage Sector.

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