Mobile elevated-platform supplier Lavendon Group has outsourced its in-house delivery and collection operation to Wincanton. The five-year deal will begin in January and will see the 3PL collect products from Lavendon’s 26 storage sites and deliver them to customers across the UK. Wincanton will make 200,000 deliveries a year using a fleet of 124 vehicles. Lavendon, which trades as Nationwide Platforms in the UK, hopes moving its in-house operations to a 3PL will improve efficiency and its service to customers. […]
Clipper has signed a lease on a new DC to handle its new contract with Zara parent company Inditex.
Last week the MT Tracker took a break as it was judging the MT Awards – but what a difference a week makes. Rentokil finally sold City Link, to investment house Better Capital. This does make a big difference to the MT Tracker as Rentokil’s size, in comparison to every other listed transport firm, was distorting the results of the Tracker. Excluding Rentokil gives us a much truer picture of investor sentiment in the sector.
Supermarket chain Morrisons is to outsource a sizeable slice of its transport operation, alongside several vehicle maintenance departments to Wincanton.