Pre-tax profit fell by almost a third at UK Mail in a year that saw the group move to a new hub and fit-it with incompatible parcel sorting technology. For the year ended 31 March 2016, UK Mail recorded pre-tax profit of £14.4m (2015: £20.1m). The company reported it had had “teething issues” with its new technology at its Rydon site after the six months ended 30 September saw its pre tax profit fall by 80%. Since then, the loss […]
Wincanton has found home is where the heart is as customers in the DIY and home retail sectors drove growth at the operator. At the same time it has begun surgery to return its industrial and transport division to health.
Glasgow haulier John G Russell (Transport) has warned the distribution sector of a “difficult” 12 months ahead as costs keep rising while rates and profit margins continue to stagnate. Alan Poulton, chief executive, logistics at the group, told MT the firm was finding it increasingly difficult to squeeze further efficiencies out of its operation and said that, in terms of rates: “We are not getting, and have not got for some time now, an increase that reflects the quality and […]