UK trailer manufacturer Lawrence David has become part of the Wielton Group. Wielton is the third largest manufacturer of trailers in Europe with a primary listing on the Polish stock exchange. They have taken a 75% stake in Lawrence David after a deal was signed on 17 September. The group has a network of trailer businesses including Fruehauf in France and Langendorf in Germany alongside its core Polish manufacturing business. Lawrence Marshall senior is retiring as chairman of Lawrence David […]
Meachers Global Logistics and Steve Porter Transport Group have launched phase one of a partnership they hope will develop, generating new business and stripping out duplication from their respective networks. The strategic partnership, which began in earnest this week after months of preparatory work, sees Meachers trunking the Isle of Wight-based Steve Porter Transport’s overnight groupage from Southampton to its Midlands DCs in Northampton and Coventry. The trunking includes work undertaken by Steve Porter Transport as part of the Fortec […]
Elddis Transport has put its first urban artic on the road, as an alternative to the 18-tonne rigids it usually operates within towns and cities. Comprising a 10-metre Lawrence David engineered trailer pulled by a Euro-5 New Actros, the configuration was trialled in Manchester earlier this year and provides four additional pallet spaces (20 compared to 16) over a rigid. Elddis will take delivery of more shorter trailers in 2013. It is also due to receive the remaining four New […]
Meachers Global Logistics has spent around £1m on seven new tractor units and 24 new trailers as part of its fleet renewal process.