Third party logistics provider Knowles has announced the company’s new look after changing its name to Knowles Logistics Limited. This follows an analysis of the business’ operations which have grown to include nearly 40% warehousing solutions alongside its core transportation services.
Founded in 1932, the Cambridgeshire-based firm offers supply chain logistics covering the whole UK. Its services include contract logistics, dedicated and shared user warehousing, full and part load distribution, supermarket consolidation, bidfood consolidation, pick and pack, contract packing, container distribution and unload/load, electric and HVO solutions.
Knowles Logistics’ warehousing portfolio covers more than 2.5 million sq ft of storage space, mostly for well-known customers in the ambient food sector, including Silver Spoon, Nestle, Princes, and Kinnerton Confectionery. In recent years the company has undergone a period of rapid growth due to a combination of UK-wide capacity shortages as well as continually expanding its customer base.
Alex Knowles, managing director of Knowles Logistics said: “The change to Knowles Logistics comes at a poignant moment for the business. The unprecedented growth of our warehousing division has motivated us to review the name of the business and take stock of how we are perceived by both the industry and our much-valued customers.
“Following this review, we as a business recognised the need to change our company name in order to better reflect the diverse array of services we offer, especially in regard to our warehousing associated services. With warehousing solutions now accounting for a near 40% of current revenue, it felt appropriate to give this area of the business the recognition it deserved reflecting it being a vital component of our service portfolio. We are enthused to enter this new chapter of the Knowles success story and to accurately convey the full extent of our capabilities to both our customers and the industry as a whole.”