Hampshire-based Mike Watson Transport (MWT) has implemented a strategic growth strategy in the south of England. The move has involved the recruitment of seven additional staff and the procurement of seven new vehicles to service a doubling of its network delivery volume, expanding into part of the PO (Portsmouth) postcode area. MWT was established over 30 years ago and has strengthened its position in the transport sector since being acquired by the Palletline Group in September 2016. The business plans […]
Somerset-based Framptons Transport Services is set to open its new Mendip DC in early January. The new £5m, 85,000 ft² DC has been built on time and within budget by local building contractor Ken Biggs. The Shepton Mallet-based facility will increase Framptons’ storage capacity to 175,000 ft² of food-grade facilities in the region when it opens in the new year. With 14,000 individually racked and bar-coded pallet spaces, the DC will use mechanical handling equipment and narrow aisle racking to […]
Marks & Spencer’s logistics division is set to be restructured in a move that will see “a handful” of its 175 London-based logistics staff made redundant.
Operators have painted a mixed picture of the sector as they look to gradually restart their businesses. So should they be preparing for an upturn in the months ahead? Or are they bracing themselves for a second wave?