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Continental celebrates 140-year anniversary

Continental is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year. The leading international tyre and rubber specialist employs approximately 160,000 people at more than 190 locations worldwide but the company came from humble beginnings. Originally founded in 1871, Continental is now celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2011. The Hanover-based automotive supplier has continued to grow into a […]

Bidvest Logistics takes delivery of 108 DAFs

Bidvest Logistics, parent company to foodservice firm 3663, has taken delivery of the first of a 108-strong order of DAF LF55 220s, with the rest of the trucks due to hit the road by January 2012. The 26-tonne Euro-5 vehicles will also comply with London LEZ regulations, which see the introduction of a Euro-4 minimum […]

Millions to mark Armistice Day at events across the UK

Millions of people across the UK are expected to observe a two-minute silence later to mark Armistice Day. The annual event starts at 11:00 GMT, mirroring the time guns along the western front fell silent for a final time at the end of World War I in 1918. Ceremonies will commemorate those who died in […]

Ceva Logistics sees robust UK performance

The UK continues to be a “very robust” performer according to Ceva Logistics, which is looking forward to a spike in business next year from the London Olympics. Speaking to MT as Ceva reported global third quarter results for the nine months ending 30 September, Leigh Pomlett, president for Northern Europe at the firm, says: […]

Allport strikes deal with House of Fraser

Allport has been awarded a three-year inbound logistics contract with fashion retailer House of Fraser. Under the terms of the deal, which starts in March 2012, Allport will manage the retailer’s supply chain, which will see the majority of stock coming in via Felixstowe. The logistics firm will transport the containers to an East Midlands […]

Hermes sees UK revenue boost

Hermes UK says it has seen a 6% boost in revenue to £211.5m for the financial year 2010-2011, resulting in a profit of £17.5m. The home delivery firm says investment in systems and “operational innovation” has resulted in an improved profit margin, and it predicts further sales growth of 20% in the next 12 months […]

Pulleyn Transport pulls in profit

Reading-based Pulleyn Transport says it is “pleased” its clients accommodated an increase in rates following increases in fuel prices and Euro to pound exchange rates that saw it increase profit threefold. Pulleyn, which transferred its entire balance sheet, undertaking, directors, management and staff to newly registered entity Proteus 102 on 1 June this year, saw […]

Prime Minister welcomes plans for new Waitrose distribution centre

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes the Chorley RDC project which will create 600 jobs in Chorley and pave the way for one billion pounds investment over next three years. Waitrose Managing Director Mark Price has today met with Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss plans for a new £35m regional distribution centre (RDC) in Chorley, […]

Nightline UK on track for 60,000 parcels per week

Nightline says it is on track to deliver 60,000 parcels per week to Ireland from its Altham, Lancashire hub in the coming months just one year after launching its UK operation. The Dublin-based parcels carrier decided to set up a UK base in July last year following demand from customers wanting a mainland UK presence. […]

Discount store Poundland to take on drivers

Poundland is taking on 30 new drivers at its two distribution centres in the Black Country, it was announced today. The discount retailer is seeking permanent LGV drivers at its depots in Willenhall and Bilston. It comes just weeks after it was revealed the company will take on 270 temporary workers in stores and distribution […]