WH Bowker has bought the warehousing and transport operations at five sites belonging to Potter Logistics for an undisclosed sum. The operations are located at Droitwich, Knowsley, Ripon (the first three all top-tier COMAH accredited facilities), Selby and York. WH Bowker, which has locations in Preston and Hull, said the acquisition make it one of the largest players in the UK in the field of specialist chemicals logistics, healthcare and food warehousing and distribution. It now operates a road transport […]
Wincanton has signed a conditional agreement to dispose of the operations of its container business to Maritime for around £1.5m.
Leicester-based packaged chemicals logistics provider HW Coates Holdings has declared another rise in turnover for its last financial year but a significant decline in profits.
They told us it would happen: in April 2012, advisory firm KPMG predicted a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the logistics and distribution sector during the year… and that’s exactly what we got. Top of the pile in terms of the most noteworthy was undoubtedly the UPS/TNT Express merger announced in March and set to create a £37bn turnover logistics giant. The takeover was described at the time by TNT Express chief executive Marie-Christine Lombard as a move that […]