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Here are a selection of news articles about Nagel Langdons from the last months. Click + to enlarge the articles.
Nagel Langdons and its software partner Mandata are celebrating 16 years in which Nagel Langdon’s has quadrupled its workload while breaking a Mandata record and clocking up 10 million jobs in its Mandata transport management system.
Nagel Langdons handles 100,000 jobs and delivering 260,000 pallets monthly for over 1400 customers, a four-fold increase in work managed through its software.
FareShare is the leading UK wide charity fighting hunger and food waste. They redistribute surplus food to frontline charities and community groups that support vulnerable people. Nagel Langdons has been supporting this organisation as logistics partner for eight years to help deliver good food that might otherwise go to waste, to people in need throughout the UK.
From super foods to insect snacks, innovative food and trends are shaping the food market. From 19th March, visitors to the food and drink exhibition IFE (the international food & drink event) in London can learn about and taste which culinary trends are currently shaping the food market.
More than 1,350 companies from retail, food service, manufacturing, and wholesale and distribution will showcase everything related to food and drink at ExCeL (Exhibition Centre London) from 19 to 22 March 2017. With more than 29,000 international visitors, exhibitors from 57 different countries will be able to reach a wide audience. This is hardly surprising because the food sector is the most important industry on the island. It also provides a good opportunity to look at the current food market in the UK, regardless of the possible effects of Brexit. The market is under scrutiny due to the UK's decision to leave the EU and the overall global situation.
According to Eurostat, the annual turnover of the food sector in the UK is around 97.8 billion euros. However, more than 50 percent of Great Britain's food imports are from the European mainland according to British food safety watchdog, the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
More information: newsroom.nagel-group.com
Thank you to all of our customers who responded to this year’s customer feedback survey and congratulations to Alan Blyth of CT Holmes Ltd. Who was selected at random during the last board meeting of the year and won an iPad mini in time for Christmas!
Supplying seafood to the wholesale and retail trade from Billingsgate Market in London, Holmes Seafood utilise the Nagel Langdons LTL groupage network to deliver their products to customers throughout the UK and Ireland.
With a response rate in excess of 20% this year’s survey results will enable us to prioritise our investment and focus our energy on the areas our customers feel are most important. We are delighted that more than 90% of respondents rated our service good or very good and we will continue to develop our service in order to provide a flexible, reliable and cost effective route to market for our customers.
May 2016 - Nagel Langdons has been shortlisted at the ‘Motor Transport Awards 2016’ as ‘Temperature Controlled Operator of the Year’ and one of 3 finalists in this category. We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Temperature Controlled Operator of the Year award, we are up against some stiff competition but win or lose this nomination is testimony to the hard work and professionalism of our staff who deliver an unrivalled service in terms of geographical coverage and frequency across all temperature ranges every day.
The Motor Transport Awards, now in their 31st year, are organised by Motor Transport magazine, and are the road transport industry event of the year, celebrating the achievements of the industry - recognising innovation, outstanding service, efficiency and quality. To win shows businesses have reached the very highest standards, as judged by an independent panel of experts drawn from the industry. The winners will be announced at the awards on 6th July at the Grosvenor House – A JW Marriott Hotel, London.
For more information about the awards, visit: www.mtawards.co.uk
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For seven years Nagel Langdons and Aulds Delicious Desserts have been a reliable team. The option of individual 24-hour deliveries by Nagel Langdons in particular has played a crucial role in the success of the Scottish company
“We regard Nagel Langdons as an important, reliable company in the logistics sector. The team in both warehousing and Transport, as well as the whole distribution network, give us the security of knowing that our customers will receive their orders promptly at all times.” says Donald J. Burt. He is Production Director of Aulds Delicious Desserts.
More information: newsroom.nagel-group.com
The Nagel-Group is committed to supporting various social events in aid of recognised charities. Not only does the company consider others, our employees also show a strong commitment - such as Rupert Ryall, Sales Director at Nagel Langdons in UK.
You can read the whole story in our Newsroom
Jobs in logistics are very varied, but they all require one thing: sound training. Nagel Langdons, the British arm of the Nagel-Group, has collaborated on a new training standard to counteract the skills shortage in the country – a great asset, as Colin Snape, HR Manager at Nagel Langdons, is finding. He is the leader of the working party which developed the standards.
Read the full story in our Newsroom.
March 2015 - Sustain Ltd are delighted to announce that Nagel Langdons, one of the UK market leaders in chilled & frozen food distribution, are their first client to become fully ESOS compliant.
Working with Sustain, Nagel Langdons have successfully met the requirements of the ESOS Regulations well ahead of the December deadline. In addition to achieving compliance, the company received a full assessment of the potential for fuel savings across the fleet. The assessment confirms that Nagel Langdons’ existing fuel-saving initiatives are effective, and they are on track to deliver substantial cost reductions over the next three years.
Compliance has been met quickly and effectively, some nine months before the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s 5th December 2015 cut-off date. Sustain have worked closely with Nagel Langdons’ internal stakeholders to complete the required fleet-wide energy audit and produce an assessment report detailing the ESOS measures, ensuring compliance.
Good fleet management is not just about using the latest technology. Sustain’s transport audit process examines everything from vehicle specification and maintenance, to driver training, route planning and load factors. The audit found that Nagel Langdons is already operating to best-practice standards in many areas, particularly vehicle specification and driver development.
“We selected Sustain because of their competitive pricing and knowledgeable staff, who gave us confidence in their energy expertise. The procedure to obtain compliance was straightforward and supportive of our intentions to improve our environmental performance,” commented Patrick Griffiths, Commercial Director at Nagel Langdons. “We are already delivering on many of the recommendations in the report, but it is good to have independent confirmation that we are doing the right thing.”
With more than 17 years’ experience of delivering practical energy, water and carbon reduction solutions, Sustain has saved their clients £1 billion in energy costs and 5 million tonnes of lifetime carbon. Nagel Langdons is one of the many organisations that the company is currently supporting in achieving regulatory compliance with ESOS.
“I am thrilled that Nagel Langdons are our first ESOS compliant client. They have been truly proactive in rising to the challenge of this new legislation,” said Tilly Shaw, ESOS Programme Manager at Sustain. “Alongside the technical audits, we provided advice on how to report as a corporate group, and ensured that no parts of the business had been overlooked. Nagel Langdons also received a comprehensive guide to completing the Environment Agency notification process – meaning that the final step to full compliance was only a few minutes’ work.”
Audits are required every four years as part of ESOS compliance. Qualifying businesses are required to be declared as compliant by 5th December 2015 by submitting their evidence through the Environment Agency Portal. Those that fail to comply will face fines of up to £50,000 and risk suffering reputational damage.
Sustain is committed to ensuring that their ESOS partners are compliant in time and this milestone marks significant progress on the road to compliance.
January 2015 - Nagel Langdons, the UK subsidiary of the Nagel-Group have signed an agreement with Macsween of Edinburgh which will see them expand their current storage and distribution service to include contract freezing, tempering and case picking for the Edinburgh based business.
The family owned business founded by current owners and directors James and Jo Macsween’s grandfather more than 60 years ago, manufactures Scotland’s national dish from their purpose built production kitchen in Loanhead near Edinburgh.
James and Jo have been instrumental in driving growth in the category and attracting a new generation of consumers. What was once an occasional meal most commonly eaten to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns on the 25th January each year is now distributed throughout the UK all year round via Nagel Langdons and into Europe via the Nagel-Group network.
Asked why they had chosen to re-locate their in-house picking and despatch function to Nagel Langdons and what benefits this would bring to their business James Macsween commented:
“As our brand has grown we were keen to work with a trusted and experienced partner to support our operation. We required an expert in logistics to support our business so that we could focus on our area of expertis – making the best haggis in the world”
Malcolm Wilde, General Manager for Scotland adds:
„Our strategy for the Scottish DC from the moment the investment plan was approved was to position ourselves as an added value service provider for Scottish food manufacturers and become more integrated with our customers supply chain. This agreement demonstrates the clear benefits of out-sourcing order assembly and despatch functions which can free-up space for production and ultimately improve productivity for our customers“
The agreement includes inbound/outbound logistics, contract freezing and storage of 750 pallets of WIP stock, tempering, case picking, order assembly and despatch of approximately 250,000 cases of finished product annually.
“Temperature Controlled Storage And Distribution” is the leading publication for our industry in the UK. Every year they hold annual awards in various categories and this year Nagel Langdons have won “Refrigerated Transporter Of The Year 2014”. There were six other nominations in this category and so this is a great achievement.
Seen here Managing Director Arran Osman accepts the award at the dinner held in Birmingham in September. He said he was very proud to accept the award on behalf of all employees at Nagel Langdons.
January 2014 - Over recent years we have experienced steady growth in traffic into and out of Scotland and we have out-grown the current rented premises in Shieldhall (Glasgow). In addition we were keen to establish our own frozen and chilled storage facilities in Scotland.
We have purchased a 10.22 acre site situated on the Eurocentral Business Park which (covering over 650 acres) is Scotland’s largest commercial site.
The site includes a 54,000 sq ft ambient warehouse, a two storey office block, parking for up to 100 LGV’s and a gatehouse.
Work has now commenced on converting the interior of the warehouse to temperature controlled. A frozen chamber will include all pallet access for up to 1500 pallets and the chilled cross docking area will be able to handle in excess of 500 pallets per hour. Other works include removing some of the 41 loading bays currently in position.
The new location is situated just off the M8 – the main east-west corridor between Glasgow and Edinburgh and three miles from the Bailleston interchange which links the M8 with the M73 and M74.
Malcolm Wilde (General Manager – Scotland) has been involved in this project and he believes that the total investment of around £5.5M demonstrates the company’s on-going commitment to the food industry in Scotland.
July 2013: Bridgwater College, in partnership with Langdons, are offering Year 10s who are interested in a career in logistics to study a professional logistics qualification alongside their GCSE’s.
The qualification is to be run by Bridgwater College with direct input from Langdons, who will support the curriculum through specialist talks and visits to the Bridgwater depot. Upon completion of the course, students are warranted an interview for a full-time Apprenticeship with Langdons.
Modules will include an Introduction to Logistics, Customer Service and Marketing, Freight Transport Services and Warehousing and Inventory. The classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5-7.30pm, beginning in September 2013 and finishing in June 2015.
The programme has been secured through government funding through the ‘Employer Ownership of Skills’ scheme by Langdons, who are a leading Logistics Service Provider specialising in controlled temperature operations with depots nationwide.
For more information about the qualification and progression opportunities follow this link to Bridgwater College’s website - http://www.bridgwater.ac.uk/Alternatively, please contact us by email at email@example.com or by phoning their Information and Guidance Team on 01278 441234.
June 2013: The 6th of July saw Langdons only (ever) Workshop Manager reach the dizzy heights of 65 years young.
In recognition of Trevor's birthday and the fact he has been with the business since the 60's, the workshop team presented Trevor with a selection of models representing service vehicles throughout his time with Langdons.
From a Morris Minor pick up in the 60's, to a Mk1 Transit in the 70's, Mk3 Transit in the 80's, Mk5 Transit in the 90's right through to the current Renault Master.
Trevor has seen many owners and thousands of vehicles that have been part of the the fleet at Langdons over all those years.
He certainly has no plans to retire any time yet as his tenure with Langdons tops the 45 consecutive year mark.
June 2013: New to Langdons, this Nagel-Group branded vehicle is the only slipstream in the fleet as Langdons look to trial ideas and bodies from different manufacturers over the next few years.
With 72 new arrivals already this year, 2013 has seen additions from Gray Adams, Lawrence David, Renault, Scania and the pictured DAF tractor units, specifically ordered to combine with the growing urban trailer fleet at Langdons.
May 2013: Langdon Industries Ltd is pleased to announce that it has been awarded certification to the internationally-recognised ISO9001 Standard in Quality Management Systems. This means that all major branches of the Nagel-Group are similarly certified by independent external bodies.
The Company had previously decided to use the ISO Standard as a guide to the improvement of its management systems, as well as allowing consistency with the wider Nagel-Group in continental Europe. Continuous improvement in processes and procedures in order to increase Customer satisfaction is the underlying theme of this Standard. The Company’s Management recognises where such improvements remain to be made and various initiatives are under way in order to ensure that this progress continues.
Certification at this time is welcome recognition of the significant steps achieved so far and of the plans in place for the future.
Please click here to view a copy of our certificate.
March 2013: Somerset based temperature controlled logistics specialist Langdons has announced that they will gradually assume the branding of parent Nagel Group over the coming years.
Langdons became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nagel Group of Germany in October 2004. At the time, Nagel understood the strength of the Langdons brand in the UK market, however it is felt that the time is now right for dual branding which will eventually lead to 100% Nagel group branding for their extensive UK operations.
Langdons managing director Arran Osman takes up the story "With nine depots in the UK and consistent growing annual sales we have been very cautious about making any changes which might affect our position in the UK market but feel the time has come to standardise marketing throughout our EU operations and that of course includes us".
Arran confirms that the branding change process will be very gradual. The new vehicle livery (see picture) will be applied to new transport equipment as it joins the 270 + vehicle fleet. There will be no retro fitting of new livery to existing fleet vehicles.
The final word goes to Arran.
"I am very keen to assure our 2000 + customers that this re-branding will make no difference whatsoever to our very high service levels which we are constantly working to maintain and even improve – when that is possible"
Footnote – Langdons have just announced their results for the financial year ended 31/12/12.
Total sales (ex VAT) grew by 9.8% to reach £74.169M, up from £67.555M in 2011
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Working in partnership with Fare Share the Nagel network has helped redistribute more than 2,500 tons of short life or excess food stock which would otherwise have gone to landfill.www.fareshare.org.uk
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