Wincanton has been forced to make redundancies to offset falling profit in its Industrial and Transport division. In a trading update today (3 October), Wincanton said while it expects profit for the current financial year to meet expectations, it has set aside an exceptional charge of £7m to fund cost-saving initiatives, “primarily for the cost of redundancies in [its] Industry and Transport business”. The operator said it will spread the £7m charge over its financial year as the costs materialise. […]
A strong performance in its contract logistics division; the sale of its records management division; and Pullman Fleet Services walking away from two “onerous” loss-making contracts helped Wincanton improve its profit and reduce its net debt in its most recent financial year.
Wincanton has taken on two senior executives from DHL Supply Chain and a senior manager from Yodel to strengthen its business development team as part of a wider strategy to drive growth.
Norbert Dentressangle will cease providing warehousing and distribution services to collapsed retail chain Comet from tomorrow (21 December). Last month the operator warned its five-year £100m contract with Comet, which it only signed earlier this year, was in the hands of the retail chain’s administrator Deloitte. At the start of this week Deloitte closed the last of the retail chain’s stores in the absence of an acceptable offer for the whole business. Richard Cawston, business unit director at Norbert Dentressangle, […]