Yusen Logistics UK MD Kevin Appleton has stepped aside after four years in the role, making room for his deputy Andy Fitt to fill his shoes. Appleton will remain with the business as its chairman, in a newly created and less time consuming role in which he will focus on the development of senior staff members to assist with the transition. New MD Andy Fitt has been with the operator for three years and has previously worked for CEVA Logistics, […]
Barbeque manufacturer Weber Stephen has awarded a national distribution contract to Yusen Logistics.
Yusen Logistics has won a distribution contract with white goods manufacturer Glen Dimplex Home Appliances (GDHA). The contract will see the firm make daily collections from GDHA’s national distribution centre in Stoke-on-Trent and deliver domestic products, including brands such as Belling and Stoves, to retailers nationwide, visiting each postcode twice or three times per week. It will also deliver industrial products, such as fridges, to hospitals and healthcare centres. “Our previous logistics solution gave us only one delivery per postcode […]
Kevin Appleton became UK managing director at Yusen Logistics back in April 2014 replacing Ian Veitch, who moved to become the first non-Japanese national to head up Yusen’s entire operations across Europe. Appleton’s credentials are rock solid too. He has spent the bulk of his career in or around logistics but has a wealth of experience from across the business world and isn’t shy in putting forward an opinion. Now he has had nearly a year to get his feet […]