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 […]
Norbert Dentressangle’s acquisitions of Christian Salvesen in 2007 and TDG in 2011 made the French group’s UK logistics operation a £1bn a year business, representing almost a third of group turnover, and silencing critics who had questioned the company’s commitment to the UK. […]
Pall-Ex has moved to ensure coverage continuity in the South-west by buying Cornish network member Intercounty Distribution for £700,000. The company based on the Pennygillam Industrial Estate in Launceston has an O-licence for up to 22 vehicles and eight trailers. It has been a Pall-Ex member for 14 years. Pall-Ex MD Adrian Russell said: “The opportunity was presented to us after Intercounty’s MD Nick Coombes announced his retirement earlier this year. We are happy that Nick has decided to stay […]
DPD is to give its self-employed workers new rights including sick pay, annual leave and a pension as part of a new driver code, which comes after the death of a self-employed driver earlier this year.