Fowler Welch has beaten rivals to win a major new contract with chocolate and confectionery maker Ferrero. The deal will see the Lincolnshire-based firm manage the full end-to-end supply chain for a new product launch into the UK chilled market. Fowler Welch, which is part of the Dart Group, will manage around 1.4 million cases a year on behalf of Ferrero through its Nuneaton facility. Services will include storage, picking and distribution of the new product to retail outlets across […]
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.
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Last week, Dart Group revealed a near to 13% pre-tax profit rise for its transport operation, Fowler Welch. Off the back of this, which saw profit climb from £3.9m to £4.4m for the year ended 31 March 2013 at Fowler Welch, its group share price has continued to move northwards, today leaping to £2.40, up from £2.14 last week.