Turners’ MD said he has not changed his opinion about buying general haulier Jack Richards & Son, almost two years after snapping up the Norfolk family business. Paul Day told motortransport.co.uk that he remained optimistic about improving and growing the Fakenham firm following Turners (Soham)’s segue into the general haulage market in 2019. Asked why it had branched out into the notoriously competitive sector, Day said: “It’s the development of Turners over time. “We are, in my view, good at […]
A “satisfactory” fourth quarter left French logistics giant Norbert Dentressangle with group turnover of €3.88bn (£3.32bn) during 2012 – up 8.5%. The group’s transport division accounted for just over €2bn of this (up 3.7%), despite reduced volumes from some customers; with its contract logistics work adding just under €1.8bn (up 12%), thanks mainly to a strong performance in the UK, Italy and the Netherlands. The firm’s burgeoning freight forwarding activities, meanwhile, generated revenues of €143m (up 67%). Although ND’s total […]
Jack Richards & Sons has extended and expanded its contract with charcoal firm Big K Products for a further three years. Martin Zuill, transport operations manager at Big K, says: “Jack Richards [has] more than proved its logistics capability. So much so, that we’ve decided to award them with the contract to distribute our pallet network products throughout the UK.” Jack Richards is a member of Palletways. Dominic Purslow, Jack Richards & Son depot principal, adds: “We’re delighted to be […]
Delivery management company Whistl has acquired Devon-based fulfilment and contact centre firm Clientbase for an undisclosed sum.