A client made Norbert Dentressangle an offer it couldn’t refuse when it asked the distributor to carry two giant horses heads from Scotland to Sheffield. Its long-term customer Outokumpu Stainless commissioned the heads to mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of stainless steel in Sheffield by Harry Brearley, a steelworker and metallurgist. The Finland-based stainless steel and high-performance alloys firm supplied the sheet materials used to form the exterior skin of the Kelpies, designed by Scottish sculptor Andy Scott. […]
The loss of customer Harvest Energy to Norbert Dentressangle in April 2014, after a competitive tender, has seen Suttons Group report £10.5m of discontinued activities in its UK road haulage business.
The MT Top 100 largest operators in the UK run on an average margin of just 2.6%, and this comes after the industry became more profitable in 2012.
The Co-operative Group is expanding its back haul operation in a move that will save thousands of road miles and see 34,000 tonnes of food shop waste diverted from landfill.