The MD of Potter Logistics has described the 2013/14 financial year as another excellent one for the Selby-based business, with a near 50% increase in pre-tax profit. The business posted a £1.7m pre-tax profit in the year to 30 April 2014 in its latest set of accounts published at Companies House – up from £1.1m in 2012/13. Turnover from the distribution and warehousing business, which does not include contributions from the joint venture with waste management firm Chloros Environmental it […]
Kuehne + Nagel’s acquisition of international groupage specialist RH Freight in March last year caught many in the industry – including Motor Transport it has to be said – by surprise. But it was all part of the Swiss-owned global logistics business’ long term strategy, as Glenn Lindfield, KN’s senior vice president for contract logistics in North West Europe, tells Steve Hobson Unlike some other logistics firms who spend big money promoting their brands, family-owned Swiss logistics giant Kuehne + […]
Norbert Dentressangle’s (ND) UK business saw a 10% increase in its turnover last year, while group turnover jumped 15%.
Turnover and profit both rose by some 12% last year at Newmarket, Suffolk-based Turners (Soham), as a prudent approach to rates and new business continued to pay off. In the 12 months to 31 December 2011, turnover jumped 11.9% to just under £235m (2010: £210m); while pre-tax profit rose 12.5% to £24.3m (2010: £21.6m). All three of the firm’s divisions enjoyed a significant boost during the period, with turnover up 7.69% in the temperature controlled division, 10.63% in the general […]