Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Road-rail boosts sales and profits at John G Russell

Operating profit rose seven per cent to £3.25m last year at John G Russell, the Scottish logistics firm.

Turnover has grown from £53.9m in 2013 to £59.1m to 31st March, a ten per cent increase.

Chief executive Alan Poulton said the improvements came from an increased workload from the company’s food and drinks customers, and the company’s ability to attract new customers with its extensive UK road-rail-intermodal distribution network.

“Rail activities continued to increase and offer a wide range of key customers not only an efficient route-to-market but also the opportunity to significantly reduce their carbon footprint.

“We remain committed to the achievement of a high quality, reliable, robust and cost-effective logistics service to the UK market. Our focus on new business development underpinned by organic growth and supported by a philosophy of innovation, as a means of achieving long term prosperity, remains an essential part of this strategy.”