Whitchurch, Shropshire-based food logistics specialist Grocontinental has reported a near 29% increase in pre-tax profit for the year ended 31 October 2012 . Profit increased from £2.08m to £2.68m, which came on a rise in turnover of almost 9% to just over £28.3m (2011: £26m). Turnover was split almost evenly between the firm’s distribution (51.2%) and warehousing (48.8%) activities. The family-owned firm, which runs 65 tractive units and has 120 temperature-controlled and curtainsided trailers, said its warehouse space utilisation rose […]
Ferguson Transport (Spean Bridge) increased turnover by almost 11% last year, despite downturns in some of the sectors it operates in.
A 55% rise in turnover at Norbert Dentressangle’s UK group company Norbert Dentressangle Logistics was achieved last year as a result of cost reductions, new business and the first full year’s effect of the acquisition of TDG in October 2011.
Pall-Ex member FTS Hatswell wants to expand its storage capacity further since moving into bigger premises in June last year. It moved into the new 67,500ft² warehouse in on the Deeside industrial estate in Flintshire last summer, extending its operation that was previously based there and increasing its storage capacity to 185,000ft² over three sites. Financial director Colin Broster said the additional space is already “more or less full” since the firm won new customers and received increased business from […]