Leicester-based packaged chemicals logistics provider HW Coates Holdings has declared another rise in turnover for its last financial year but a significant decline in profits. In the year to 31 December, the group – which includes haulage and warehousing firm HW Coates, a majority stake in The Hazchem Network, and recently acquired document storage specialist Whitefoot Forward – raised overall turnover by 7% to £40.49m (2013: £37.84m). Pre-tax profit, however, fell just under 27% to £7.13m (2013: £9.76m). The rise […]
Pallet network Pall-Ex has welcomed its first new member as the result of its pledge to offer support to the hauliers and customers of the failed UK Pallets network.
WH Bowker has bought the warehousing and transport operations at five sites belonging to Potter Logistics for an undisclosed sum.
Brian Yeardley Continental said a willingness to reinvent itself and innovate had helped boost turnover by 17% during 2012. Summary accounts for the year ending 31 December 2012 showed sales increased to £10.2m during the period, compared with £8.7m in 2011. However, managing director Kevin Hopper said he expected a tough 2013 and that the Featherstone based company was investigating further cost savings within the business as a result. Hopper said it identified a need from some of its biggest […]