Manchester-based road transport companies AK Worthington and Global Logistics (UK) are to merge. The union will create AKW Global Logistics, with the combined business operating from a newly acquired 12-acre site on Alba Way, Trafford Park. Although the businesses will operate separately for now, the plan is to integrate them by next summer. However, the first AKW Global Logistics-branded trucks will be on the roads within weeks. Tony Worthington, chairman of the AKW Group, AK Worthington’s parent, said: “This is […]
Sainsbury’s and Asda’s distribution networks could be a target for cuts if the proposed merger between the two supermarket giants goes ahead, a retail analyst warned this week.
Newly created AKW Group Logistics believes its enhanced scale will allow it to hunt further up the food chain.
Tarmac has confirmed it is in consultation with staff, following media reports suggesting it intends to relocate its headquarters from Wolverhampton to Solihull as part of its joint-venture with Lafarge. The firms are looking to combine their UK activities in the cement, aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete (RMX) sectors to find further efficiencies in a tough environment. According to reports, the closure of Tarmac’s Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, headquarters and the opening of a new base in Solihul is one of the […]