Food distribution specialist Fowler Welch has spent £2m on a major refurbishment of its temperature controlled depot in Spalding, fuelled by a growth in business which saw the company boost turnover by 13% last year. The investment programme, which is expected to be completed by spring this year, includes the refurbishment of two stores on the site, the conversion of a derelict brownfield site into 8,800m² of hard standing to park up to 100 trailers, a car park extension and […]
Fowler Welch plans to offer more services to agricultural produce customers at its Teynham, Kent, site by increasing its packing and processing capabilities.
UK logistics is pretty much a private, and foreign, affair. The operators sitting at the top of the MT Top 100 are German, Swiss, Dutch , French and American. Looking at UK-based firms, very few sit on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The number of UK logistics firms turning to the City as a means of investment has dwindled, ever since the Malcolm Group withdrew its listing in 2005. Last month Autologic was struck of the list after fellow publicly-listed […]
Fowler Welch boosted revenue 6% to £152.4m for the year ended 31 March, with pre-tax profit up to £3.9m, from £2.6m the previous year. The FMCG specialist downsized its container division in the period, with the closure of its Felixstowe site. It now runs a smaller operation from its site in Alconbury, Cambridgshire that has seen an improvement in miles per truck. It has also reduced its number of tractor units. Performance was boosted at its 50,000 pallet ambient consolidation […]