Müller UK and Ireland is planning a rapid integration of Dairy Crest’s dairy operations following the completion of the £80m takeover deal. The integration could bring major changes to its milk collection and delivery operations. Unlike Dairy Crest, which mainly used third party logistics suppliers, including Wincanton, for fresh milk operations, Müller uses its in-house fleet of more than 770 vehicles. In a statement this week the company said the business, “must integrate with pace to realise its potential”. However, […]
Land, sea and air freight and logistics firm Amco Services (International) has been sold in a pre-pack deal which has saved 160 jobs.
Tomorrow I will be speaking with Wincanton chief executive Eric Born as Britain’s second largest road transport operation (or is it?) reveals its latest annual accounts. The most important part is – can the company turn a profit and for much of the past 12 months it has promised “good progress” in its strategy to return to “sustainable profit growth”. Before then its been a week of scalping – shares in the transport tracker are either flat, or down, across […]
The GMB union has held a protest outside a Marks and Spencer retail store over the rates of pay awarded to agency staff at the retailer’s Swindon DC, which was operated until January by Wincanton and is now run by DHL Supply Chain.