Rico Group’s new MD Paul Parrish is expecting to double turnover within five years through an ambitious European expansion strategy. Speaking to MT following his appointment to the role of MD earlier this month, Parrish said the business is poised for a period of rapid growth, thanks to significant investment by Indian parent company TVS. A new head of its Same-Day courier network has been appointed to help lead the division’s expansion, Carl Truscott. He will look to grow the […]
DHL has won a £100m contract with electrical goods manufacturer Panasonic that will see it manage its warehousing and transportation. The contract will see DHL carry out order fulfillment of electronic goods, manage a shared warehouse operation, and look to enhance Panasonic’s domestic transport operation. DHL Supply Chain MD of specialist services for the UK and Ireland, Paul Richardson, said: “This is a significant solution that has been constructed in a very short timescale. Throughout, we have taken a truly […]
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]
Analysts have said the planned sale of DHL Express’s same-day domestic business will create another major player in the market to compete with CitySprint, and is unlikely to affect DHL’s profitability.