Chilled food specialist Fowler Welch and poultry producer Bernard Matthews have extended their long-term partnership with additional services and volume. Norwich-based Bernard Matthews has committed to a new two-year warehousing and distribution contract, increasing the volume of products that will be handled by Fowler Welch by 50%. Fowler Welch will manage chilled distribution, which is independent of any contracts with other providers. XPO Logistics continue to work with Bernard Matthews. Nick Hay, Fowler Welch CEO, said: “The recently completed £2m […]
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.
Fowler Welch MD Nick Hay has strong views on fleet replacement cycles and the switch to Euro-6 as he explains to Steve Hobson Fowler Welch runs a fleet of 400 units and 800 trailers from 10 sites around the UK. Best known as a chilled operator, it dropped the ‘Coolchain’ from its public name in 2011 as it expanded into ambient distribution and today around 30% of its revenues come from the ambient side of the business.
Former NFT Distribution sales and marketing manager Dale Fiddy has joined Fowler Welch as its strategic development director.