Keystone Distribution/McDonald’s Keystone Distribution manages the supply chain for McDonald’s 1,172 UK restaurants. It has DCs in Hemel Hempstead, Basingstoke and Heywood, and runs 140 vehicles on the contract, which make in excess of 200,000 store deliveries each year. Since 2008, Keystone has collected, initially through a third party, used oil from the restaurants for conversion to bio-diesel. Since that time a cumulative total of 6.6 million litres of biodiesel has been produced. However, the company has now implemented a […]
By 2018 DPD’s 65-strong depot network was stretched to its limits following rapid growth over seven years. With volumes up around 10% a year, it was taking longer and longer to tip around 750,000 parcels every morning and sort them into 1.7m postcodes. The result was increasingly delayed deliveries. The problem lay within DPD’s automated system for allocating parcels to routes, which only allowed drivers to leave their depots once all inbound trailers had been tipped to ensure all parcels […]
Electra Commercial Vehicles works with chassis and body manufacturers to make new HGVs 100% electric powered. Its all-electric trucks are aimed at operators needing a zero-emission solution to comply with increasingly stringent air quality regulations. The Blackburn-based business works with glider platforms and full systems including canbus from major truck makers. This means features such as automatic braking and lane assist are not impacted by the chassis being electrified. It can build 100% electric versions of popular refuse truck models […]
DPD will create up to 700 new jobs in response to rapid growth in weekend deliveries, the firm has said.