Elddis Transport MD Nigel Cook has been appointed chairman of the High Cube Network, a consortium of eight operators, including Elddis, S&R Smith and Sons and Owens Transport, that was launched in April. Cook announced his appointment in a tweet: “So apparently I became the chairman of the High Cube Network today. If I needed a new job, I would have a canny CV!” The network specialises in serving customers who have problems with cubing out before they weigh out. […]
The acquisition of Christian Salvesen in 2007 was a watershed moment for Norbert Dentressangle. Not only did it nearly double its turnover over night (from €1.8bn in 2007 to €3.1bn in 2008) it was the catalyst for a major international acquisition spree that has seen it expand its interests into Spain, Italy, Portugal, Russia and the USA. This boom also saw it buy TDG, and its annualised turnover of £700m.
Motor Transport has opened the doors to its Hall of Fame, in association with Scania, to mark the achievements of individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the road transport industry.
A 55% rise in turnover at Norbert Dentressangle’s UK group company Norbert Dentressangle Logistics was achieved last year as a result of cost reductions, new business and the first full year’s effect of the acquisition of TDG in October 2011.