Fowler Welch has become one of the first UK operators to put a Schmitz Cargobull own-brand fridge unit into service. Giant German trailer builder Schmitz announced plans in 2012 to develop its own fridge unit to challenge Carrier Transicold and Thermoking. At present, it is only available as a 9,000kW mono-temperature unit on Schmitz’s top of the range S.KO Cool Executive reefer trailer, but a multi-temperature version is under development. To minimise running costs, Schmitz’s fridge uses a four-cylinder, 2.2-litre […]
A combination of improved productivity and reconfigured warehousing space helped Fowler Welch improve its profit margin in the six months ending 30 September. While parent Dart Group did not break down the profit performance of its transport and distribution arm, it did reveal that turnover for the period rose 8% year-on-year to £80.3m (2011 H1: £74.2m). MD Nick Hay said: “Our operating margins are better than for the first half year of 2011/12 due to further revenue growth, improved fleet […]
The turkey on your table this Christmas may have had a ride in one of Bernard Matthews’ six new Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailers, which the poultry retailer took delivery of in a new livery in time for its peak season.
Food manufacturer Winterbotham Darby has extended its contract with Fowler Welch for three years, after just one year of working together.