Gregory Distribution (Holdings)’s largest purchase to date, ARR Craib Transport, creates a £200m-plus turnover group, but it was the Scottish haulier’s regional focus that made the deal so attractive. Speaking to MT, John Gregory, MD of Gregory Distribution, said the purchase had been in the pipeline since ARR Craib’s chief executive Eddie Anderson appointed a representative to market the business in the fourth quarter of last year. Gregory was instantly interested. “I like its regionality, its strong presence in specialist […]
ARR Craib said that its customer retention has been excellent, despite the fall in the price of oil that led to a significant downturn among its core oil and gas customers resulting in a 9% fall in turnover in its most recent financial year.
Gregory Distribution has invested in a fleet of 10 new temperature controlled trailers for its work with the Appleby Westward Group servicing Spar stores across the south west of England.
Analysts have said the planned sale of DHL Express’s same-day domestic business will create another major player in the market to compete with CitySprint, and is unlikely to affect DHL’s profitability.