More than 600 Comet staff at 12 UK locations have lost their jobs after the joint administrators axed most of its home delivery operation. The collapse of the high street retailer has so far resulted in almost 900 redundancies while Deloitte continues to search for a buyer for all or parts of the business. The 603 workers of the home delivery division are based at 12 hub locations across the country, including 66 at Skelmersdale, 62 at Coatbridge and 59 […]
Third-party logistics providers have this year won millions of pounds in business, taking on more work from existing customers as well as winning contracts from new clients. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at some of the highest value and longest contract wins of 2014.
Underlay and flooring accessory manufacturer Interfloor has outsourced its transport to Norbert Dentressangle, in a three-year multi-million pound deal. The operation involves more than 100 outbound movements from Interfloor’s production sites in Haslingden, Lancashire and Scotland’s Dumfries. ND will use a new fleet of 19 artics with cutainside-trailers and 11 (18-tonne) rigids to handle the outbound movements. It will also make more than 500 customer deliveries a week. Ian Merrifield, operations manager at Interfloor, said: “We are committed to improving […]
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) says it has invested more than £1m in a new shared-user site at Rugby, to serve as an NDC for Continental Tyre Group. The new 212,000ft² facility, located in Prologis Central Park just off J1 of the M6, will also store products from fellow ND customer Bridgestone UK, which currently occupies around 60% of the available capacity. ND has worked with Continental since 2006 and handles storage and distribution of tyres to retailers and fitters throughout the […]