Temperature controlled distribution specialist Fowler Welch (FW) has just completed a £2m upgrade of its largest site, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, after a year which saw turnover rise 13% to £163m in the 12 months to March 2017. CEO Nick Hay says much of the money was spent upgrading the cold store and staff facilities rather than expanding the site. “Spalding is an old site, so we’ve just taken the oldest part and stripped it out completely,” he says. “We have […]
The shortage of skilled drivers continues to be the major concern for senior professionals in road haulage and logistics businesses throughout the UK, according to the findings of a major study published at the CV Show this week.
Bernard Matthews has appointed Norbert Dentressangle (ND) to manage national storage and distribution for its frozen and fresh products. ND will supply Norfolk-based Bernard Matthews Farms with frozen and chilled consolidation services at shared cold stores in Easton, Norfolk and Lowestoft, Suffolk – sites ND says it has invested £1.5m in. It will be responsible for picking and delivery of orders to 500 different delivery points on a day-one for day-two basis throughout the UK and Ireland. Richard Hall, Bernard […]
Scania is underlining its confidence in the reliability of its Euro-6 range by becoming the first manufacturer to offer a three year repair and maintenance package as standard on all new long haul and distribution trucks. The “bumper to bumper” package covers everything except out of hours servicing and annual tests.