The loss of customer Harvest Energy to Norbert Dentressangle in April 2014, after a competitive tender, has seen Suttons Group report £10.5m of discontinued activities in its UK road haulage business. In the year-ending 30 April 2014 Sutton and Son (St Helens) – which comprises its UK road tanker operations (Suttons Tankers); UK warehousing (Suttons Distribution) and UK chemical drumming operations (Suttons Drumming) – saw turnover rise from £66.2m to £67m, however accounting for discontinued activities continuing operations had a […]
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has extended its contract with Tour de France organiser Amaury Sport Organisation to remain the event’s official transport provider until 2018. The logistics firm has handled the transportation of equipment needed for the race for the past 30 years, including materials for the ‘Start’ and ‘Finish’ villages such as security banners, the podium and the timekeeping unit. For this year’s 99th Tour de France, culminating in an historic win for British cyclist Bradley Wiggins, a dedicated fleet […]
Operators and logistics firms were poorly represented in the 2012 Sunday Times Rich List, published yesterday. The Barclay brothers, Sir David and Sir Frederick, owners of parcel giant Yodel, remain the richest men involved in road transport with a fortune of £2.2bn. Alastair Salvesen and family are second. The former owners of Christian Salvasen, which was sold to Norbert Dentressangle for £254m in 2007, are worth £1.3bn. Also making the list are Dawsongroup owners Peter Dawson and family. The truck […]
In April US 3PL XPO Logistics surprised the European logistics market with an unsolicited €3.24bn (£2.3bn) offer for French giant Norbert Dentressangle (ND).