Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has announced an extension to its warehousing and distribution contract with hygiene products manufacturer Kimberly-Clark Professional for a further three years. ND has been providing warehouse and distribution services at Kimberly-Clark Professional’s Flint site since 2000, which operates as the firm’s UK distribution centre. The 3PL also provides a separate integrated logistics service for the firm’s manufacturing operations at Flint, covering inbound transport, production planning, line-feed, materials handling, gatehouse control and waste management.
XPO Logistics’ UK distribution operation has introduced an electronic signature capture system (pictured) that will be used to provide shippers with immediate online access to delivery confirmation.
The MT Top 100 largest operators in the UK run on an average margin of just 2.6%, and this comes after the industry became more profitable in 2012.
Norbert Dentressangle said its transport and logistics operations are “well on course” both in terms of growth and profitability, after posting a 19% increase in first-half earnings.