Wincanton has secured a four-year contract to provide support at two new DCs for furniture and homeware retailer Ikea. Wincanton will lease and fit-out the DCs, which have a combined space of more than 500,000ft², in two locations north and south of the River Thames. The operator said the deal will support Ikea’s future growth plans, including its e-commerce growth strategy. Wincanton saw a 52% increase in pre-tax profit for the six months ended 30 September, due to improved performance […]
Bosses of Britain’s transport operators are optimistic about the prospects for their own companies over the coming year, despite being gloomy about the future of the economy. In the first Logistics Industry Confidence Index compiled by Analytiqa for Barclays Bank and professional services firm Grant Thornton, 88% of senior managers viewed current business conditions as either very or somewhat difficult. Over a quarter (26%) expected conditions to get worse in the next six months and almost half (24%) expect them […]
Norbert Dentressangle has renewed and extended its contract with commercial floor coverings manufacturer Forbo Flooring UK for three years.
Wincanton has expanded its construction fleet after winning an eight-year contract with Hanson last year, which made it the first 3pl to move into the ready-mixed concrete sector.