Imperial sign up with Multipart

Laurie Dealer understands that Imperial Commercials in Frome has signed up with Multipart to supply its van and truck parts.






The deal sees Imperial Commercials "extended its parts support to van and truck operators across Somerset following its appointment by Multipart as both a VANfit and a Diesel Technic all-makes parts outlet".

With more than 2,000 parts for 12 makes of vans and more than 20,000 parts for Scania, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, DAF and MAN trucks, it makes Imperial Commercials a true all-rounder. Fitting, as Ian Botham is one of the county's favourite sons.

Neal Latham, parts team leader at Frome, says: "These are two well established all-makes programmes that are sure to appeal to operators because of the quality of the products and their competitive pricing.

"Firms running mixed fleets with a variety of makes will find it simpler to obtain all their parts from a single source knowing also that availability is good and that we deliver direct to their door twice a day."

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Wincanton dispute with Uniq settled with £2.25m payment

Wincanton will be paid a final instalment of £2.25m by food group Uniq to settle a long-running logistics dispute.

In 2001, Wincanton demerged from its then parent company Uniq (formerly Unigate) and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Following this, the companies signed a long-term contract for Wincanton to manage the Gloucester automated chilled warehouse for the storage of St Ivel food products for Uniq. However, Uniq exited the agreement in 2007, which Wincanton contested.

A Wincanton spokeswoman tells "Wincanton issued proceedings more than four years ago for the recovery of sums due for the warehouse services it had provided. St Ivel disputed the calculation of those charges. There followed four years of litigation and mediation proceedings, with St Ivel being forced, at several successive court hearings, to pay us instalments of the sum due.

"The £2.25m is the last of those instalments and closes the matter, once and for all," she adds.