Despite the tough economic climate opportunities exist for well structured and focused medium sized hauliers, according to David Inglis, former MD and chairman of Fowler Welch. Having been one of the original shareholders in Fowler Welch, Inglis saw the company achieve it first £1m turnover and believes the key to success is hands-on management, tight cost control and a relentless pursuit of operational excellence. The operational flexibility that smaller/medium size business can offer can set them apart from the world […]
Fowler Welch saw turnover climb 6% to £178.7m in the year to 31 March, although annual profit was pegged back due to operational inefficiency at certain depots.
The agricultural transport sector has fared better than others during the recession with the help of rigorous cost control and by constantly seeking to add value. Louise Cole reports The agricultural sector is performing strongly, despite a highly competitive marketplace – but the goal for operators in future will be ensuring they occupy a spot in the market where they can add value to the supply chain. The crops and produce markets fared better through the recession than many sectors […]
Fowler Welch boosted revenue 6% to £152.4m for the year ended 31 March, with pre-tax profit up to £3.9m, from £2.6m the previous year. The FMCG specialist downsized its container division in the period, with the closure of its Felixstowe site. It now runs a smaller operation from its site in Alconbury, Cambridgshire that has seen an improvement in miles per truck. It has also reduced its number of tractor units. Performance was boosted at its 50,000 pallet ambient consolidation […]