Aztec Logistics is riding the wave of enthusiasm in the UK for authentic Italian food after striking a deal with the country’s biggest importer of pasta, Specialist Foods. The company, which is also the UK agent for food brand Pasta Garofalo, said demand for southern Italian pasta has continued beyond the panic buying of the first lockdown and orders had not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels. It has now forged a partnership with Pallet-Track member Aztec to manage its UK […]
Wincanton has extended its relationship with B&Q, in a deal that sees it handling inbound container logistics as well as planning deliveries across the DIY chain’s national network. The operator, which has managed B&Q’s horticulture distribution for several years, became its sole UK ports-to-distribution centre provider earlier this year. It will handle 15,000 containers a year for B&Q as a result, and by moving a quarter by rail, estimates a CO2 saving of 3,400 tonnes year. Wincanton has also since […]
Dachser has opened its €26m (£21.1m) distribution centre and head office in Northampton, following a period of growth European exports from the UK.
Wincanton will be back in the black this financial year as the group’s extensive restructuring and disposals programme bears fruit. Wincanton chief executive Eric Born tells MT: “When [we] started this programme we said it would take two years to arrest the decline. We are bang on track. It’s absolutely what I’m expecting.” A year of restructuring and disposals saw it sell its European operations to focus on the UK and Ireland, dispose of its 20% shareholding in Culina Logistics […]