Fowler Welch has announced an agreement to take over Evesham-based AIM Logistics from today (4 May 2021) for an undisclosed sum. The terms of the agreement, including consideration, were also undisclosed. AIM Logistics specialises in the distribution of temperature-controlled products to retailers across the UK. Fowler Welch, which was acquired by Culina Group last June for £98m, said it had ‘significantly strengthened its market-leading position with the acquisition and that it would provide ‘investment, job security and an entrepreneurial spirit, […]
With more than 45,000 HGV driver tests outstanding at the DVSA as a result of the Covid-19 lockdowns, Logistics UK is calling on the government to introduce a seasonal visa for European HGV drivers to protect the nation’s supply chain while the agency catches up with the backlog.
The directors of VMS Fleet management have formed a new conversion company in a bid to corner rising demand for refrigerated vehicles.
Like hauliers, truck dealers are consolidating, getting bigger, and widening the range of services they offer. Dealers no longer just sell trucks; they are increasingly taking on the vehicle repair and maintenance as more operators close their fleet engineering departments and rely on dealers for their R&M and other technical support. Rygor Commercials is a good example of this trend. The UK’s largest Mercedes-Benz franchise following its takeover of Mudie-Bond last year, Rygor’s territory now covers much of central southern […]