A combination of winning and retaining business and improving efficiency helped turnover and pre-tax profit at Wincanton grow in the first half of this year. The operator’s results for the six months to 30 September 2014 revealed that pre-tax profit grew by nearly a third to £12.7m, compared to £9.7m in the same period last year. Turnover also increased to £550.9m from £542.2m. Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk, Wincanton chief executive Eric Born said the 3PL’s focus continued to be on winning […]
Steve Porter Transport enjoyed a busy summer, with a jump in drop-trailer movements during the period.
Argos is planning to close its Magna Park site in Lutterworth and transfer most of the site’s operations to a Wincanton DC in Kettering.
Viridor, the refuse and recycling operator, saw its turnover boosted by an acquisition spree last year, but profit fell as growth in recycling failed to offset a fall in landfill volumes. Viridor bought JWS Churngold for £14.25m in November 2011, having purchased Storm Recycling in June of that year and In January 2011 Veolia’s trade waste collection interests in Cornwall and North Devon and its industrial and commercial collection interests in Devon and Somerset. The company, which now makes half […]