A shortage of suitable subcontractors contributed to a squeeze on margins at automotive logistics specialist Brit European Transport in its last financial year. Despite continued growth in sales in the year to the end of December 2014, the availability and cost of using subcontractors was “a major factor” in pressure on margins, a spokesman for the firm told Motortransport.co.uk. “There is a distinct shortage of good quality subcontractors who are able to meet our and our customers’ stringent quality and […]
Owens has returned to profit after three consecutive years of losses, its latest financial results have revealed.
Wincanton looks to be on course to achieve its stated aim of returning to profit this year, despite the impending loss of its finance director. In June Eric Born, chief executive at Wincanton, told MT the company would be back in the black in this financial year, after a pre-tax loss of £47.4m for the year ended 31 March. Extensive restructuring and the disposal of its European business is now starting to bear fruit according to the chief executive, who […]
Bartrums has posted a combined turnover of £26.7m for its road services and haulage and storage arms, down on the previous year’s results, but pre-tax profit showed an improvement.