Llanelli-based Owens Group has acquired Celtic Couriers Holdings Limited (CC) for an undisclosed sum. The Palletforce member, which provides transport, warehousing and distribution services and runs a fleet of over a 1,000 vehicles, said the purchase is driven by plan to further expand its services in South Wales and to meet “significant” growth. It added the deal will complement its express delivery and pallet network services. CC, which is also based in Llanelli, is a member of the APC parcel […]
US giant Fed-Ex Corp has been tipped to buy a stake in Hermes’ European parcel delivery operation whilst private equity house Advent International is in the frame to become a major investor in Hermes’ UK operation.
Work has begun on a new Sainsbury’s DC in Daventry, which will be operated by DHL on the supermarket’s behalf.
DPD DPD’s morning delivery operation had become a victim of the company’s own success. With volumes rising 10% a year, by 2018, DPD’s 65 depots were stretched to their limits with deliveries increasingly delayed. Something had to change. DPD’s solution was to use handpicked staff, including experienced DPD drivers, to develop a new route optimisation system. Using Quantum, DPD’s 7,000 drivers now hit the road 45 minutes earlier than before and are routed more efficiently to delivery addresses. Improvements include […]