Wincanton has won a new three-year contract with Wickes to deliver large bulky items to customers’ homes. The operation was previously conducted in-house by the retailer, but Wincanton director of home and DIY Paul Durkin said the operator’s experience and specialist equipment would “enhance customer experience and improve efficiency”. Wincanton will deliver products such as bags of building materials, bricks and blocks from Wickes’s store hubs across the country. Wincanton had not responded to a request for comment on who […]
Arrow XL is the UK’s largest multi-user two-man home delivery specialist, delivering around 6,000 orders every day. It was created in April 2013 with the rebranding of Yodel XL to “differentiate itself from its sister company, parcel carrier Yodel”. Chief executive Ian Howell joined Arrow XL in October 2013. His career spans 23 years in logistics and retail, starting with 10 years in operational roles for third party logistics operators including Wincanton and Tibbett & Britten. In 2000 he moved […]
Wincanton has been awarded a new contract with retailer Halfords that will see it become the sole operator of its national transport contract.
Wincanton will be back in the black this financial year as the group’s extensive restructuring and disposals programme bears fruit. Wincanton chief executive Eric Born tells MT: “When [we] started this programme we said it would take two years to arrest the decline. We are bang on track. It’s absolutely what I’m expecting.” A year of restructuring and disposals saw it sell its European operations to focus on the UK and Ireland, dispose of its 20% shareholding in Culina Logistics […]