Logistics firm Gefco UK has officially opened a new £10m hub in Liverpool, which will serve the automotive logistics sector. The new centre, based in Speke, is located close to automotive manufacturing sites in neighbouring Halewood, which the firm said will “open up opportunities for significant business growth for Gefco”. The 39,370ft² warehouse, which will create over 100 jobs, offers a range of storage, inbound sequencing and outbound transportation services aimed at supporting Gefco’s customers. Services include inter-sequencing of different […]
DHL Supply Chain has won a deal to provide a next day delivery service for Saab parts supplier Orio UK.
Gefco is a company with a long and dynamic history as one of the global leaders in the automotive logistics industry. After its creation by Peugeot in 1949, “Les Groupages Express de Franches-Comté” had accumulated 25 members of staff in four locations by the end of 1950. Now, the group has 11,500 employees across 35 countries, 400 of whom work in the UK.
Crewe, Cheshire-based Brit European Transport made a dramatic return to profit during 2011, recording a pre-tax profit of £334,000 compared to pre-tax loss of £453,000 the previous year. Turnover in the year to 31 December rose 20% from £20m to £24m, all but £2m of which was generated in the UK. The firm, which specialises in car, CV, plant and equipment and lift truck transport, as well as bulk tanker work, said there had been “stability and in some cases […]