B&Q is to open a new 375,000ft² DC adjacent to its existing warehouse in Swindon. The company said that the new facility, which will employ 100 people when it opens next February, will maximise product availability for its in-store and digital customers. Tim Crighton, group logistics property manager at B&Q’s parent company Kingfisher, said that the opening of the warehouse is part of the group’s transformation plan called One Kingfisher. “The new site will allow us to improve efficiencies within […]
RHA and FTA say Transport Committee report on driver shortage is “fair reflection” of industry’s issues
The RHA has said the Transport Committee report into the driver shortage, which said that current measures to tackle the issue are not enough to resolve it, is a “fair reflection” of the industry’s problems.
West Bromwich-based Sheldon Clayton Group has acquired the Wednesbury, West Midlands operation of Manchester warehousing and transport firm CFT Services for an undisclosed sum. The move will see all 30 staff at CFT’s Wednesbury operation move to Sheldon Clayton’s 12-acre, West Bromwich site. Sheldon Clayton group MD Stephen Pollock said the acquisition would add over £3m to the group’s turnover, which has risen from £5m four years ago to £20m now, including the CFT operation. Sheldon Clayton, which has 240,000ft² […]
Construction has been completed on a new £22m food DC for The Co-operative in north Derbyshire, which the firm says will employ over 1,000 people and create around 320 new jobs. The Castlewood site, which will service over 500 Co-operative food stores in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, will start operation in January with the first deliveries scheduled for March. It will become fully operational in September. Located just off junction 28 of the M1, the new site will take […]