Lancashire’s Ainsworth & Martin has become North West Logistics, relocating from its Preston home to a new site in Accrington. Fortec-member Ainsworth & Martin acquired North West Logistics some two years ago. The complementary businesses had been run separately, but after a £100,000 investment in the Accrington facility, Ainsworth & Martin joined its stablemate at Altham Business Estate this summer. North West Logistics’ modern site contains a 25,000ft² warehouse with Comah-certified hazardous goods store. Having both businesses on one site […]
MT Top 100 company Lloyd Fraser has marked its 25th anniversary as a business with a series of events and a new livery for 10 of its milk tankers. The newly liveried tankers operate from three sites in Dalton, Yorkshire; Milborne St Andrew, Dorset; and Four Crosses in Powys. Co-founder and MD Neil McConchie has also conducted a whistle-stop tour of the company’s network describing the milestone as something “we all should be very proud of” in a sector that […]
The road transport industry battled on against the ‘beast from the east’ and Storm Emma this week, but many operators have been left counting the cost.
Since July last year, the UK pallet networks have been facing the prospect of a new network entering the market. Principle Pallets is the brainchild of former Fortec directors Neil Hodgson and Marcus Fischer but Fortec network director Dave Spong and general manager operations Chris Dennigan (pictured above) tell MT that they haven’t heard much about the new venture. “Our members are telling us they have heard absolutely nothing from Principle,” says Dennigan. “They are on at least six months […]