Gefco UK has appointed Martin Rantle as commercial director to help drive a “key stage” in the company’s expansion strategy. As well as continuing to grow its traditional automotive logistics arm, the firm is also gaining momentum in new market sectors. In September last year it secured a major contract with Jaguar Land Rover, as well as being picked as multimodal partner for wine merchant Gerrard Seel. Rantle joins Gefco from Palletline, where he was executive director of sales and […]
Growth in the oil services sector, investment in its Palletline business and improved vehicle utilisation helped Scottish haulier ARR Craib boost turnover and profit in the 12 months ending 31 March. Turnover rose 8.9% to £38.9m, while pre-tax profit was 56% higher, climbing from £873,117 to £1.36m. ARR Craib attributed the profit rise to a cost control programme, which incorporated driver training and a vehicle telematics and tracking system over the course of the year. It also invested £3m in […]
The head of UK Pallets has left the business after more than seven years in his role, Motortransport.co.uk has learnt.
The continuing rise in internet shopping and an increase in the carriage of hi-tech and high-value goods helped members of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) deliver a strong performance in 2015.