Abbey Logistics Group has acquired the majority of the assets and customer base relating to the bulk powder transport business of Seafield Logistics. Seafield Logistics is a major player in the UK bulk powder transport market, with significant contracts in food and non-food markets. It ranked 55 in Motor Transport’s Top 100 operators for 2013, with turnover of £41.3m for the 18-month period between 1 July 2011 and 31 December 2012, when it also posted a pre-tax loss of £362,000. Steve […]
Hoyer says 2012, and the medium term future, will be a “challenging period” as the bulk liquid giant reported a 6.8% fall in pre-tax profit to £3.5m for the year ending 31 December 2011 (2010: £3.8m). Turnover for the period also fell, by 3% to £133m (2010: £137.7m) according to results filed at Companies House. In its air gas business, Hoyer saw turnover reduce by some £3m following the loss of the Air Liquide contract at the end of August […]
The Potter Group has officially begun marketing itself as a Palletline member, following its takeover of pallet network member House of James in May. Palletline now has a dedicated page with contact details on the Ripon-based multi-modal company’s website, after Potter received permission to join from the network’s executive early this year. Potter’s takeover of House of James created a £33m company, adding 100,000ft² of warehousing space, 35 vehicles and 55 trailers to its fleet. The House of James brand […]
The MD of Bishopsgate, a two-man delivery and installation firm, has described the purchase of Allport Cargo Services’ Specialist Services division in June as “a massive step” forward for the business.