Norbert Dentressangle sees revenue growth

Posted on 28 Oct 2011 by The Manufacturer

Logistics and transport company, Norbert Dentressangle has reported a consolidated revenue increase of nearly 25% in the year to date – totaling €2,640 million.

Norbert Dentressangle, which integrated with TDG at the beginning of 2011, claimed organic growth contributed to this success, with revenue advancing 6.1% on a like-for-like basis.

In addition, transport revenue for the nine-month period was up 19.9% including TDG, and up a strong 7.8% on a like-for-like basis.

Norbert Dentressangle’s CEO, François Bertreau commented: “With about 30 per cent of the group’s consolidated turnover, the UK market is now the second largest for Norbert Dentressangle. Operations there went well during the last 9 months and the sales pipeline remains strong.”

In the first nine months of this year freight forwarding revenue reached €55 million, continuing its strong upward growth trend, despite an unfavourable change in freight rates. This will be strengthened even further by the consolidation of APC Beijing International, scheduled to take place before the end of 2011.

Operating margins also improved further in the third quarter, with a good performance in Norbert Dentressangle’s like-for-like operations.

According to its customer’s activity levels, Norbert Dentressangle, one of the UK’s largest logistics and transport companies, is able to manage its own resources.

The company offers a range of services including dedicated and shared-user warehousing and transport to both manufacturers and retailers. Temperature controlled food logistics, reverse logistics, environmental operations management and freight forwarding are also areas of expertise.

According to an October report from Cap Gemini the use of third party logistics is on the increase. Sixty-four per cent of those participating in the Cap Gemini research said they had increased their use of third party logistics providers in 2011 though the total amount of logistics budget spent on outsourcing has remained steady at 42%. The report is based on a survey of 2,250 shipping, haulage and logistics suppliers from around the globe.

Norbert Dentressangle’s customers in the UK include Akzo Nobel, Argos, Birds Eye, CHEP UK, Danone Waters, Ford, General Motors, Kimberly Clark, LG Electronics, Marks and Spencer, Pilkington, Tata Steel, Velux, Weetabix and Zara.