Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK has reported a two per cent rise in road freight shipment volumes in its first quarter results despite a flat market.
The company said a Hellmann a new trailer planning system had helped push up gross margins by four percentage points against the same period in 2011. A general up-turn in UK export levels to non-EU countries and Germany contributed to the results, while a series of new partnerships has also helped maintain the company’s position.
Managing director Andy Connor said: “This time last year, due to the uncertainty of the UK’s growth prospects, we were unclear as to which direction the remainder of the year would take – despite a very encouraging start. We have been pleasantly surprised with the continuing positive results and remain optimistic that this positive trend looks set to continue for 2012, standing Hellmann UK in good stead.”