The directors of VMS Fleet management have formed a new conversion company in a bid to corner rising demand for refrigerated vehicles. VMS Fleet management MD Martin James, finance director Richard Horrex and director Aaron Laraman officially launched MAR Cooling Solutions this week. The East Sussex-based company, which specialises in refrigerated and temperature-controlled vehicle conversions, said it has already landed a number of “large-scale” projects, including conversions for vans being used to deliver Covid-19 vaccines across the country. The company […]
DPD is urging retailers to talk to their delivery companies about the potential disruption threatened by the Olympics later this month. The parcels giant is concerned that many retailers are still underestimating the extent of the upheaval the Games could create during peak times. Dwain McDonald, DPD chief executive, says: “We are estimating the maximum period for potential disruption to deliveries to certain postcodes to be up to 50 days between mid July and mid September. “Sites like Westfield shopping […]
Former Scarlet Couriers founder Jon Barber has launched a new logistics firm after the Thames Valley courier company was sold to CitySprint earlier this year. The new firm, called ‘Delivered’, will provide nationwide parcel and pallet delivery as well as international delivery and warehousing from its depots in Slough, Reading and High Wycombe. Delivered already provides services to the likes of Nintendo, LG, Fiat, Lego and Panasonic. Delivered will continue the overnight parcel and pallet services previously carried out by […]
Boughey Distribution has received high grades for its warehouses and premises following audits for the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution accreditation.