CM Downton is to extend its 100,000ft² Quedgeley warehouse, after a surge in business and new contract wins. It plans to add 27,000ft² of warehousing space to the site, which is located on the Quedgeley West Business Park in Gloucestershire. The development represents a £1.5m investment by the firm and is hoped to be completed in the new year. MD Andy Downton said: “It comes at the end of a great year for the business in which we’ve seen a […]
Shropshire-based Maiden’s of Telford has added 16 MANs to its fleet, and plans to double its warehouse’s capacity this year as business confidence continues to soar in the local area.
Express delivery firm Aspray Transport will shortly begin constructing a new 10,000 pallet high-bay storage facility at its Willenhall, West Midlands hub. Construction of the 17m high facility, which will also include an area for block stacking, will begin in October. The firm, which recently bought over five acres of additional land around the site, is also putting an extra 40 parking spaces in place for trailers. Both developments should be operational in June next year. Aspray’s investment in hub […]
The driver shortage becoming more acute drove CM Downton’s profit down in the 2016/17 financial year, and the operator said it’s having its “most difficult commercial conversations” with clients to date as it moves to increase fees.