AKW Group saw turnover rise by 11.7% across its transport and warehousing divisions last year. The Manchester operator posted group turnover of £19.9m for the year ended June 2014 (2013: £17.8m), while pre-tax profit increased from £112,799 to £736,014. The Partnerlink member said a decision to increase storage capacity during 2010/2011 had led to continued growth in its contract packing and warehousing division. Improvements in IT and a new warehouse management system had also improved operational efficiencies. In its transport […]
Miniclipper Logistics has expanded its operations and vehicle fleet due to increased demand for warehousing from existing customers, as well as new business wins. The operator has taken on an 87,000ft² warehouse a mile from its main base in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, boosting its overall warehousing capacity to 200,000ft². Jayne Masters, sales director at Miniclipper, said it had taken on the 15-year lease following an increasing appetite from both existing and new customers for storage space. She said the company, […]
A simple yet ingenious plastic cover for the tips of forklift truck tines could save thousands of pounds in damage to palletised loads, according to the manufacturer SumoSafe.
Around 1,000 warehouse staff at five Argos DCs are set to strike for 24 hours tomorrow (4 July) in a dispute over terms and conditions, union Unite has claimed.