Davis Haulage, which was sold to Buffaload Logistics for £1.8m late last year, got into trouble after overextending itself, according to a report from administrator Leonard Curtis. The business, which traded from Crewe Distribution Centre Gateway spent £1.8m paid for through working capital on a new leasehold premises in 2013/14. However, uptake for its new dedicated chilled storage area was slower than anticipated, delaying rental revenues. A downturn in trade in 2014, which saw margins squeezed as overheads increased, resulted […]
Carlson Vehicle Transfer, part of Groupe Cat, has bought some of the remaining assets of Quantum Automotive out of administration. Quantum appointed administrators Simon Plant and Daniel Plant of SFP on 31 January just days before the assets of sister-firm Sensible Transport were acquired by Autologic after it fell into administration with debts of almost £1m. Stuart Warren, MD of Carlson, tells MT: “We bought a few remaining assets and we are looking to take on a contract with one […]
AM Widdowson was a member of the Palletways network for only a year, Motortransport.co.uk has learnt.