New healthcare head for Imperial Logistics

Imperial Logistics has appointed Dr Iain Barton to the new position of executive vice president – healthcare. He is currently Imperial Logistics’ healthcare strategy executive based in Cape Town in South Africa. His appointment forms part of a strategy to create sector-specific business development posts and he will be responsible for identifying and exploiting healthcare opportunities both within Imperial Logistics’ existing geographic structure, and in new markets. Barton is a medical doctor ... [+]

Imperial empire gets more tanks

The company has also expanded its European road tanker fleet with 45 new tractor units and 55 tanker trailers allowing it to provide dedicated equipment and counteracting the impact of frequent capacity shortages in the market. [+]

Mues to get Imperial on the right lines

Imperial Logistics has appointed Juergen Mues as chief operating officer. He will assume overall responsibility for all operational aspects of the business, and joins from Swiss Railways Cargo. His appointment o is part of a rationalization of the business, which is currently geographically diversified and comprises many subsidiaries that are ... [+]

Imperial appoints industry expert

Imperial Logistics has appointed Holger Wilhelm to the new post of executive vice president - automotive. Based in Zurich and reporting to chief commercial officer Sandro Knecht., he will identify and exploit opportunities to develop the company’s automotive presence n new and existing markets. He has worked on automotive business in ... [+]

Imperial appoints industrial and chemical chief

Imperial Logistics has appointed Markus Kanis to the new post of executive vice president - industrial & chemical. Reporting to chief commercial officer Sandro Knecht, and based at the company’s Zurich office, he will be responsible for developing future strategy for these markets, including establishing strategic alliances. He was most ... [+]

Imperial to help VW extend its empire

South African-owned Imperial Logistics is to operate a 40,000sq m Volkswagen Group packaging centre in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, following the Group’s decision to despatch parts for Volkswagen, Audi, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles via JadeWeserPort. Work began on the construction of the facility in July and Imperial is due to take over its ... [+]

Imperial completes Palletways conquest

South African-based Imperial Holdings has confirmed its £163m acquisition of the Palletways business from Phoenix Equity Partners. James Wilson, group chief executive added that the pallet operator expects to open a new hub in Poland in early 2017 and another in France in the next 12 months, in addition to ... [+]

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