Knights of Old Group has put two Penguin-branded SDC urban trailers on the road to celebrate a three-year extension to its contract with publisher Penguin Random House UK, taking their relationship to more than 12 years. The contract will see it continue to deliver books out of the publisher’s warehouses and has been extended to include delivery from a new site in Rugby. Knights of Old uses up to 12 tractor/trailer combinations and three rigids at any one time to […]
Knights of Old (KOO) was founded in 1865 by William Knight with a single horse and cart, and has grown steadily and today runs 169 trucks and 185 trailers. The modern history of the company really starts in 2000, when it moved to its present base on a ten acre site in Kettering, which now includes 120,000sq ft of warehousing. In 2011 the company took another big step forward with the merger with Northampton-based Mainland Group, adding around £10m revenue […]
Brexit uncertainty and slowing sales have forced SDC Trailers to look at cutting “a number of jobs” at its plants in Mansfield and Toomebridge in Northern Ireland, the manufacturer revealed this week.
Mark Cartwright has been appointed as group MD of Cartwright Group, less than a month after the resignation of former joint MDs John and Steven Cartwright. Peter Cartwright continues as chairman and Lisa Cartwright as a director on the new board.