Essex-based haulier Simarco increased its workforce by a fifth last year, ahead of its aquistion of freight forwarder IFB in April. The increase brings the total number of staff employed directly by Simarco up to 130 having recruited employees at three of its five sites – Manchester, Barton and Witham – in the last year. Chairman Simon Reed said: “Ours has not been a policy of taking people on for the sake of it. We have been very targeted and […]
DHL is to close its Coventry depot, which it runs on behalf of retailer J Sainsbury, in a move that places 550 jobs at risk. The logistics giant plans to transfer the garment operations currently undertaken at Coventry for the retailer to another of its sites in Bedford. A DHL spokeswoman says: “In support of Sainsbury’s planned expansion of its UK clothing operation, the company is proposing to transfer its clothing volumes for both boxed and hanging items to its […]
The Unite union has threatened The Co-operative Group with nationwide industrial action over the transfer of 50-Midlands based drivers to Eddie Stobart.
Heywood, Lancashire-based cold storage and distribution specialist Yearsley Group has insisted that its planned new cold store south of Peterborough will employ the number of staff it has previously outlined after a local council voiced concerns. The firm wants to construct a new 385,000 sq ft cold store at the Gateway Peterborough site in the Great Haddon Employment Zone that would be built in phases and would include a 35m high automated storage facility. It has suggested the site will employ […]