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Widdowson Group's First Commercial Vehicle
Widdowson Group's Newest Commercial Vehicle
Widdowson Group is one of the major players in the Britishmarker logistics industry.

History

Established in the early 1900s as A.M. Widdowson and Son, the Widdowson Group haulage business worked as a very local company moving coal within the Leicester area. By the late 1980s the company expanded into a company that was serving the whole on Britain. Today they operate through six separate trading divisions: logistics warehousing, contract packing, transport, freight forwarding, garage services and a commercial training academy.

Divisions

Traffic (Transport, Haulage, Groupage, delivaries): Transportation is the biggest Division of The Widdowson Group with a fleet with over 150 vehicles, most being Scania some being Iveco. The fleet etends from panic vans to 44 tonne artics and includes over 200 trailers. The division operates as two functions "Groupage" and "Full Loads".


Warehouse (Warehousing, Storage): The Warehouse Division based over several sites and rivals the Traffic Division for the biggest turnover. The Widdowson Group have three warehouse sites operating over 700,000 sq. ft. of warehousing offering dedicated or shared user storage facilities in racked or bulk configuration on a contractual or short term basis. The warehouse systems utilise EDI solutions with integrated RF and Barcode scanning in their WMS supplied by Road Tech.


Freight (International Freight, Freight Forwarding, World Shipping): The Freight Office offers a range of international services such as Import, Export and bonded warehousing.


Garage (Vehicle Maintenance): Originally established to maintain and service Widdowson's own fleet of vehicles and trailers, the Garage Division is now an established and recognised commercial vehicle centre of excellence which is in line with operators’ ‘O’ Licence requirements including all associated paperwork.


Contract Pack (Rework, Added Value, Contract Packing, Reverse Logistics, Hand assembly ): The newest Division of the Widdowson Group concentrating on added value tasks such as the repackaging, barcoding, inspection and labeling of goods.


Training (Training School, Driver Training): The Commercial Training Academy offer LGV C, C+E courses and FLT training.


Locations

  • Glenfield, Leicester.
  • Braunstone, Leicester
  • Bardon, Coalville.


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Memerships and Affiliates

BSI, UKWA, RHA, BIFA, BCMPA, RMIF, DSA

References

  1. http://www.consulting.xerox.com/case-studies/widdowson/enus.html
  2. http://www.keltruck.com/about_keltruck/news_centre/widdowson.asp
  3. http://www.keltruck.co.uk/about_keltruck/news_centre/fleetadditionswillkeepfirmontherightroad.asp
  4. http://www.logismarket.co.uk/iveco/iveco-stralis-wins/1248509657-345914843-nd.html
  5. http://www.ukbusinesspark.co.uk/other/wip55780.htm
  6. http://dsa.gov.uk/LGVReg.asp?id=SXC05F-A78284B0&cat=324


External links

  • http://www.widdowson-group.com
  • http://www.widdowson-group.co.uk

  • http://www.logisticsmanager.com/Articles/11388/IPP+Logipal+extends+UK+operation.html
  • http://www.mhwmagazine.co.uk/news-item.asp?id=4222
  • http://www.industrialfocus.co.uk/page.php?issue=4376
  • http://www.xerox.com/downloads/world/x/XGS_CS_Widdowson_gb.pdf
  • http://www.poferrymasters.com/news/BiggerUKhubsignalsgrowthforPOFM



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