Gregory Distribution has acquired West Sussex-based Philson Haulage for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition of the temperature-controlled transport firm is expected to create a company with a combined turnover of £125m, employing around 1,300 staff across 18 locations in England and Scotland. Philson, which runs a fleet of over 30 vehicles and employs 56 staff at its Chichester base, was bought from its owners Phil and Sonia Dickinson. Phil Dickinson will continue to run the business. Gregory Distribution chief executive […]
A lot has happened since I last interviewed Wincanton chief executive James Wroath (pictured) back in January. The upshot being that we’re now chatting from our homes via Zoom rather than sitting in the back office of a Sainsbury’s depot in north London.
Turners’ MD said he has not changed his opinion about buying general haulier Jack Richards & Son, almost two years after snapping up the Norfolk family business.
The Cartwright Group has been based in Altrincham, Cheshire, since 1952, and while the core of the business is still designing and manufacturing on average 80 trailers and rigid bodies a week it now has many more strings to its bow. Its Rentals division has almost 6,500 trailers available for rent; Finance Sales can provide a variety of funding options; Used Sales refurbishes and sells around 800 used trailers each year; Parts & Spares sells repair and maintenance parts; Conversions […]