Fowler Welch has increased its work with Worldwide Fruit, boosting its annual volume with the retailer by around 50%. The operator has worked with the fruit retailer for 20 years, proving transportation and storage of pallets of produce. The additional work includes distributing more apples and pears from depots in Spalding and Teynham, and from a packing site in Kent. Lincolnshire-based Worldwide Fruit has also seen a surge in its avocado and stone fruit business, which prompted the need for […]
The agricultural transport sector has fared better than others during the recession with the help of rigorous cost control and by constantly seeking to add value. Louise Cole reports The agricultural sector is performing strongly, despite a highly competitive marketplace – but the goal for operators in future will be ensuring they occupy a spot in the market where they can add value to the supply chain. The crops and produce markets fared better through the recession than many sectors […]
Pre-tax profit at Fowler Welch rose 12.8% last year, as a result of improved vehicle efficiency, new business wins and volume growth from existing customers.
Turnover decreased by 1%, while pre-tax profit was static at Fowler Welch as it off-set the full year impact of the closure of its European operating base in the Netherlands with new contract wins and organic growth.