It has emerged that Norbert Dentressangle, taken over last month by US firm XPO Logistics, was ordered in March to pay a former employee more than £8,000 for unfair dismissal, after sacking him last year for what his employer deemed was a sexually suggestive picture posted on his Facebook page. In an employment tribunal hearing in Glasgow, judge Robert Gall was told that Faisal Auld, a chargehand at ND’s Falkirk DC, had been sacked by site manager Margaret Farquharson after […]
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 […]
XPO Logistics has promoted its MD of European supply chain to the role of European CEO.
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has won a three-year contract with Tata Global Beverages for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas, with its shared-user network cited as a major factor in clinching the deal. The contract will see ND relocate the warehousing from the current Tetley warehouse at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, to its own Merlin warehousing facility in Manchester, which will be shared with existing occupant, Kellogg’s. The facility will also consolidate goods from manufacturer Kimberly-Clark’s northern distribution centre […]