DHL Express completed the sale of its same-day domestic business to Rico Logistics last week. The same-day and parts distribution company said the deal, its first acquisition, has seen its fleet grow to 1,400 vehicles across 35 sites nationwide when the two businesses began to operate together on 1 November. Rico’s director of sales and marketing, Martin Cheeseman, told MT.co.uk: “The investment by TVS has brought about some significant changes to Rico. These changes focus on growing the organisation, both […]
Rising parcel volume almost offset the fall in Royal Mail’s letters volume, a trading statement for the nine months ended 27 December 2015 said.
Warehouse staff at DHL Supply Chain’s Cherwell Campus site in Banbury, Oxfordshire, are set to strike after further negotiations between the GMB union and the company failed to resolve an ongoing pay dispute.
DHL Supply Chain has signed a ‘joint business development plan’ agreement with Unilever, as part of the latter’s strategy to work more closely with key suppliers. Both companies have pledged to carry out a number of collaborative initiatives, including: increasing speed to market and efficiency; cost reduction and sustainable practices; and seeking ways to slash CO² and reduce logistics operation waste. Pier Luigi Sigismondi, chief supply chain officer, Unilever, says: “It is essential that we work closely together with our […]