Knights of Old (KOO) was founded in 1865 by William Knight with a single horse and cart, and has grown steadily and today runs 169 trucks and 185 trailers. The modern history of the company really starts in 2000, when it moved to its present base on a ten acre site in Kettering, which now includes 120,000sq ft of warehousing. In 2011 the company took another big step forward with the merger with Northampton-based Mainland Group, adding around £10m revenue […]
With the addition of Nelson Distribution and Steve Porter Transport to the Knights of Old portfolio, the larger brand was becoming increasingly diluted. Combining the three fleets meant more than 60 trailer-tractor livery combinations were possible.
Knights of Old has come out fighting after landing a major new contract and vowing to overcome a difficult period that saw it record a “substantial” operating loss of £2.7m.
Knights of Old Group has signed a new three-year contract with long-term customer, Virani Foods, that will now see it provide a full logistics service for the ethnic ingredient manufacturer.