They told us it would happen: in April 2012, advisory firm KPMG predicted a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the logistics and distribution sector during the year… and that’s exactly what we got. Top of the pile in terms of the most noteworthy was undoubtedly the UPS/TNT Express merger announced in March and set to create a £37bn turnover logistics giant. The takeover was described at the time by TNT Express chief executive Marie-Christine Lombard as a move that […]
FedEx UK made four acquisitions totalling £13.8m in the past 10 months – but has declined the opportunity to say why.
4) Perry Watts Title: CEO, DHL Supply Chain UK and Ireland With a turnover of pretty much £4.3bn in 2014 DHL Supply Chain is the biggest beast in logistics in the UK by some considerable distance (and is bigger than Wincanton, XPO Logistics and Kuehne + Nagel in the UK combined).
Construction products manufacturer British Gypsum has entered into a new contract with DHL for the distribution of plaster products from its site at Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire. DHL will transport all deliveries from the site to customers across the UK, handling up to 130 full loads a day.