Expect Distribution is hoping to expand its contract logistics business and consolidate its three West Yorkshire sites this year, as it celebrates its 25 year anniversary.

Operations director Neil Rushworth told Motortransport.co.uk that it wants to expand its contract logistics business and target larger customers, whilst being more selective about the warehousing business that it takes on, since its warehouses are over 90% full.

He said: “We’re looking to grow in contract logistics and aim the business at companies that might spend between half a million and three or four million per year on transport, running between five and 10 vehicles.”

It plans to consolidate its three warehouses into one or two sites, which Rushworth hopes will reduce overheads.

"Ideally we are looking at having it all under one roof, but with [the] various commitments we have on each site it might be difficult," he added.

Expect also hopes to increase its profit margin this year by consulting with customers to try to push up the rates they are offering.

“Customers don’t necessarily expect to pay any more, that’s the problem transport has. Customers think that prices will stay the same forever. We look at the ways that [increasing rates] can benefit customers as well.”

Rushworth also revealed that volumes in its two-man delivery business were high last year, leading to a 19% increase in turnover in that area.