Stobart is still restructuring the former Innovate business it acquired out of administration in 2008 – a process that has been “more challenging, costly and further reaching than first planned”. The admission came as Stobart Group revealed profit rose 10% at its transport and distribution division (Eddie Stobart) to £14.2m in the first six months ended 31 August. This was despite a 5.6% fall in turnover to £251.1m. “We have improved our margins in [Eddie Stobart] through more effective financial […]
The acquisition of administration-hit Elite Transport Services pushed Deben Transport into the red last year.
Stobart Group says it has seen no significant improvement in its transport business’s fortunes, since it warned of tough trading conditions at the end of June. In a pre-close statement the company, which has just announced it will be increasing its hybrid truck fleet, says the UK recession is dampening growth within transport. While the majority of the Eddie Stobart transport business has progressed well, the restructuring of the chilled business alongside bad simmer weather has resulted in losses. Stobart, […]
Norbert Dentressangle has been officially purchased by XPO Logistics. The deal to acquire 67% of the business from the Norbert family has gone through less than six weeks after an unsolicited €3.24bn (£2.3bn) bid was made by the US firm for the business.