Irish parcel carrier CAE Delivers has selected Knights of Old as its long-distance haulage partner. Under the terms of the deal the Kettering-based haulier will collect and consolidate consignments in south-east England for delivery to CAE’s Dublin depot. CAE Delivers’ MD Jamie Knapper said: “Over the last year or so, we have made substantial changes to our infrastructure on both sides of the Irish Sea to ensure that we not only grow the amount of business which we handle but […]
Knights of Old has come out fighting after landing a major new contract and vowing to overcome a difficult period that saw it record a “substantial” operating loss of £2.7m.
Knights of Old (KOO) was founded in 1865 by William Knight with a single horse and cart, and has grown steadily and today runs 169 trucks and 185 trailers. The modern history of the company really starts in 2000, when it moved to its present base on a ten acre site in Kettering, which now includes 120,000sq ft of warehousing. In 2011 the company took another big step forward with the merger with Northampton-based Mainland Group, adding around £10m revenue […]
Knights of Old Group has put two Penguin-branded SDC urban trailers on the road to celebrate a three-year extension to its contract with publisher Penguin Random House UK, taking their relationship to more than 12 years.