Unexpected behaviour by supermarket customers, alongside the closure of its operating base in the Europe, led to a fall in turnover and pre-tax profit at Fowler Welch. For the year-ending 31 March 2014 turnover at Fowler Welch, a division of Dart Group, dipped to £153.2m, from £155.2m in the previous year. Pre-tax profit fell from £4.4m to £3.3m. The temperature-controlled specialist said that the fall in turnover was primarily due to the closure of its European depot in the Netherlands. […]
FMCG specialist Fowler Welch has ordered 130 MAN TGXs, in a deal that will see around one-third of its three year-old Volvo fleet replaced. Included in the predominantly Euro-5 order are five Euro-6 tractors with the same specification. These will be run as part of a wider trial to assess comparative performance and cost-efficiencies. Fowler Welch fleet manager Paul Allera says: “Ambient product producers are also looking for those same high levels of expertise and logistics efficiency we bring to […]
Temperature controlled storage and transport firm Reed Boardall has been named Fresh and Frozen Foods Haulier of the Year by retailer Tesco. The firm, which operates from a 142,000 pallet capacity cold store in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire and runs 160 refrigerated trucks, won the award for a combination of good service and the use of high-capacity double-deck reefer trailers.
The agricultural transport sector has fared better than others during the recession with the help of rigorous cost control and by constantly seeking to add value. Louise Cole reports The agricultural sector is performing strongly, despite a highly competitive marketplace – but the goal for operators in future will be ensuring they occupy a spot in the market where they can add value to the supply chain. The crops and produce markets fared better through the recession than many sectors […]