Despite walking away from contracts and uncertain container volumes, Wincanton’s half year results recorded a 52% jump in pre-tax profit. Motortransport.co.uk talks to CEO Adrian Colman. The figures for the six months ended 30 September this year showed pre-tax profit of £19.6m, compared to £12.9m for the same period in 2015. Adrian Colman said the increase was the result of an improved, profitable performance from Pullman, its fleet services arm, and capital from the sale of its Records Management business. […]
Wincanton has ordered 100 new Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units as part of its ongoing expansion plans.
Wincanton moved record volumes of groceries from one of its DCs to meet a 25% increase in demand as snow fell across the UK. The north England DC increased the shift lengths for its warehouse staff and put additional trailers on the contraxt to meet the demands of shoppers during the recent cold weather. The trailers were pre-loaded to ensure that the turnover of vehicles was maximised while Wincanton’s order management team also worked longer hours to ensure that direct […]