Building materials supplier Cemex has agreed a new partnership with Turners, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned transport companies. The contract will see Turners operating 20 bulk cement tankers for Cemex across the country. Utilising Turners fleet provides increased capacity and flexibility in Cemex’s haulage operation, allowing the supplier to better meet customer demand. David Hart, Cemex’s supply chain director for UK & France, commented: “We are always looking for ways to improve our logistics operation, and this partnership with […]
Fuel distributors and the Unite union are poised for a fourth day of negotiations over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment terms. Conciliation service Acas is heading up the talks, which first kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and reconvened yesterday morning (10 April) at 10am following the Easter weekend. The negotiations follow a majority vote for national strike action announced on 26 March from Unite tanker drivers, which supply fuel to around 90% of UK fuel courts – about […]
Turnover and profit both rose by some 12% last year at Newmarket, Suffolk-based Turners (Soham), as a prudent approach to rates and new business continued to pay off. In the 12 months to 31 December 2011, turnover jumped 11.9% to just under £235m (2010: £210m); while pre-tax profit rose 12.5% to £24.3m (2010: £21.6m). All three of the firm’s divisions enjoyed a significant boost during the period, with turnover up 7.69% in the temperature controlled division, 10.63% in the general […]
Strike action at Cemex has been called off after the company agreed to a package of measures that will increase drivers’ annual salary.