Fowler Welch has bought 56 Schmitz Cargobull reefers for its food delivery operations, replacing older vehicles. The new trailers will be used to move ambient, fresh and frozen products on multi-drop work, seven days a week from nine depots. They include extra buffer protection under the rear doors, multifunctional PIEK floors for low noise loading and unloading and greater internal widths providing the flexibility to transport different loads in one trailer. Paul Allera, head of fleet at Fowler Welch, said: […]
Fowler Welch has commenced a 10 year partnership with Dairy Crest.
Despite the tough economic climate opportunities exist for well structured and focused medium sized hauliers, according to David Inglis, former MD and chairman of Fowler Welch. Having been one of the original shareholders in Fowler Welch, Inglis saw the company achieve it first £1m turnover and believes the key to success is hands-on management, tight cost control and a relentless pursuit of operational excellence. The operational flexibility that smaller/medium size business can offer can set them apart from the world […]
Fowler Welch’s move into ambient distribution alongside its chilled business is already paying dividends as MD Nick Hay tells Steve Hobson Although Nick Hay – MD of Fowler Welch since November 2010 – has, like the firm he runs, a background in chilled distribution, he sees ambient markets as far more happy hunting grounds. As Stobart’s withdrawal from the chilled market demonstrates, this has become a price-led commodity business where operators struggle to make money.