Fowler Welch saw pre-tax profit fall by more than a third in the first half of its current financial year, after it was hit by the late delivery of new ambient contracts. Pre-tax profit at the fruit and vegetable distributor dropped to £2.3m in the six months to 30 September 2016 (2015: £3.5m), despite the division seeing an 11% increase in turnover to £80m (2015: £72.3m). Parent company Dart Group said margins were hit by new ambient contracts starting later […]
UK logistics is pretty much a private, and foreign, affair. The operators sitting at the top of the MT Top 100 are German, Swiss, Dutch , French and American. Looking at UK-based firms, very few sit on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The number of UK logistics firms turning to the City as a means of investment has dwindled, ever since the Malcolm Group withdrew its listing in 2005. Last month Autologic was struck of the list after fellow publicly-listed […]
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 […]
Fowler Welch has bought 56 Schmitz Cargobull reefers for its food delivery operations, replacing older vehicles.