Somerset-based Framptons Transport Services is set to open its new Mendip DC in early January. The new £5m, 85,000 ft² DC has been built on time and within budget by local building contractor Ken Biggs. The Shepton Mallet-based facility will increase Framptons’ storage capacity to 175,000 ft² of food-grade facilities in the region when it opens in the new year. With 14,000 individually racked and bar-coded pallet spaces, the DC will use mechanical handling equipment and narrow aisle racking to […]
Aberdeenshire-based Grampian Continental has opened a new operating centre in Bedlington, Newcastle, offering easier access to new routes in the south of England and on the Continent. The new site, the company’s third UK base, was chosen because of its easy access to the ferry port, linking it to Holland. The firm hopes the new site will improve access into London, Manchester and the North East and it claims it is an ideal location for trunking to the south of […]
The acquisition of Framptons Transport Services by Gregory Distribution (Holdings) boosted the latter’s pre-tax profit by 25% in 2015.