Wren Kitchens celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019, reporting an annual turnover of £643m – up 20% on the year before. The company‘s logistics team delivered over 91,000 kitchens direct to customers’ homes using an in-house fleet of 214 commercial vehicles. Recent highlights include an impressive £2.91m in efficiency savings, including a 33% reduction in road miles following the launch of its new ‘TripleTrunking’ delivery strategy, which involves the use of demountable box bodies transported on one 18-tonner rather than […]
Although the sector’s growing skills shortage remains a concern, one organisation that is continuing to successfully raise its profile is Think Logistics. The brainchild of Abbey Logistics chief executive Steve Granite, it has been promoting the industry to young people, teachers and parents for the last seven years via a partnership with social mobility charity Career Ready, dedicated to connecting young people aged 11 to 18 with employers and volunteers from the world of work. Think Logistics has highlighted to […]
Hovis is committed to continually reducing the carbon emissions of its road fleet, which comprises around 400 vehicles and 250 trailers.
By 2018 DPD’s 65-strong depot network was stretched to its limits following rapid growth over seven years. With volumes up around 10% a year, it was taking longer and longer to tip around 750,000 parcels every morning and sort them into 1.7m postcodes. The result was increasingly delayed deliveries. The problem lay within DPD’s automated system for allocating parcels to routes, which only allowed drivers to leave their depots once all inbound trailers had been tipped to ensure all parcels […]