KeyPL proves 4PL model can deliver cost and service benefits

July 31, 2013 Steve Hobson

While TDG may not have invented the term 4PL, it was certainly one of the leaders in making the concept work for its customer Corus Steel back in 2006. Since then TDG has been acquired by Norbert Dentressangle (ND) and Corus taken over by Tata Steel, and 4PL has been renamed KeyPL, but the business has gone from strength to strength, as Paul Hayes, director of KeyPL Transport at ND, explains to Steve Hobson


Transaid goes back to its roots

July 16, 2013 Steve Hobson

International development charity Transaid has gone back to its roots providing logistics support to  other aid organisations since Gary Forster took over as chief executive in 2011, as he explains to Steve Hobson.


Volvo boss full of confidence in new Renault line up

June 14, 2013 Steve Hobson

At this week’s multi-million euro launch of Renault Trucks’ complete new line up in Lyon, senior directors from its parent Volvo Group turned out to lend their support to this €2bn (£1.7bn) project to revitalise Renault’s ageing CV portfolio. These included Volvo Group president Olof Persson and he spoke to MT editor Steve Hobson.


Michelin weathering the recessionary storm

May 31, 2013 Steve Hobson

It is now five years since the credit crunch plunged Europe into deep recession. MT editor Steve Hobson went to Michelin HQ in Clermont-Ferrand to find out how the super-premium tyre maker is weathering the storm.


Norbert Dentressangle MDs take joint approach to UK market

May 20, 2013 Steve Hobson

With the appointment of Malcolm Wilson to the board of its French parent company earlier this year, Phil Shaw (pictured below) was promoted to replace Wilson as Norbert Dentressangle (ND) UK Logistics MD. The company does not split turnover and profit for each country, and between them Shaw and Mike Bridges (left), MD of ND’s UK Transport Services division, are responsible for the lion’s share of ND’s UK and Ireland €1.3bn (£1bn) business.


BNP Paribas – the bank that likes to say 'yes'

May 15, 2013 Steve Hobson

With UK banks under constant fire for failing to lend to British businesses, it is refreshing to talk to a banker who is positively eager to work with UK operators. Graham Winslet is sales director of BNP Paribas Rental Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the strongest banks in the world (rated AA by Standard & Poor’s). He is responsible for growing the CV contract hire business, which currently owns around 15,000 CVs in France and the UK.