Knights of Old has acquired Chichester-based A.E. Parker Warehousing and Distribution in a deal that creates a haulier with 500 staff, 200 trucks, 225 trailers and 300,000ft² of warehousing. Pall-Ex and fellow Partnerlink member A.E Parker, which will continue to trade under its own name, is a family-owned haulage and storage business that has been operating for over 75 years. Its distribution network covers the UK, with partners in Ireland and mainland Europe. Mike Bacon, group director of Knights of […]
Knights of Old Group has signed a new three-year contract with long-term customer, Virani Foods, that will now see it provide a full logistics service for the ethnic ingredient manufacturer.
Knights of Old (KOO) was founded in 1865 by William Knight with a single horse and cart, and has grown steadily and today runs 169 trucks and 185 trailers. The modern history of the company really starts in 2000, when it moved to its present base on a ten acre site in Kettering, which now includes 120,000sq ft of warehousing. In 2011 the company took another big step forward with the merger with Northampton-based Mainland Group, adding around £10m revenue […]
Training company Merlin Supply Chain Solutions is attempting to tackle the problem of the HGV driver shortage by launching a course aimed at helping transport and line managers retain their driving staff.