Turnover decreased by 1%, while pre-tax profit was static at Fowler Welch as it off-set the full year impact of the closure of its European operating base in the Netherlands with new contract wins and organic growth. In the year-ending 31 March 2015 turnover at the Dart Group subsidiary fell to £151.7m (2014: £153.2m) but pre-tax profit was unchanged at £3.3m. Its 500,000 ft² shared user storage and distribution site in Bury, Greater Manchester increased revenues by 6% year-on-year, while […]
Fowler Welch MD Nick Hay has strong views on fleet replacement cycles and the switch to Euro-6 as he explains to Steve Hobson Fowler Welch runs a fleet of 400 units and 800 trailers from 10 sites around the UK. Best known as a chilled operator, it dropped the ‘Coolchain’ from its public name in 2011 as it expanded into ambient distribution and today around 30% of its revenues come from the ambient side of the business.
Fowler Welch has commenced a 10 year partnership with Dairy Crest.
Fowler Welch boosted revenue 6% to £152.4m for the year ended 31 March, with pre-tax profit up to £3.9m, from £2.6m the previous year. The FMCG specialist downsized its container division in the period, with the closure of its Felixstowe site. It now runs a smaller operation from its site in Alconbury, Cambridgshire that has seen an improvement in miles per truck. It has also reduced its number of tractor units. Performance was boosted at its 50,000 pallet ambient consolidation […]