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Old 6th December 2008, 01:47
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What ever happened to all those GEEST trailers that used to be everywhere.
Oh yeah, I had forgotten them! They were almost as prevelant as Gwynedd Shipping are now!!!
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Old 6th December 2008, 11:26
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Norbert Dentressangle is in for a big jump up the table after taking over christian salvesen
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Old 6th December 2008, 11:48
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Geest -
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Bakkavör

Geest is the leading fresh prepared foods and produce company in the UK. Its products include ready meals, prepared leaf and side salads, pizza, convenience salads, dips, pasta, bread, soups, prepared fruit, sauces and stir fry. It also operates in the French and Dutch markets.

Geest, which employs over 11,000 people, comprises around 30 business units and over 30 manufacturing facilities. The majority of sites are in the UK with overseas sites in Belgium, France, Spain and South Africa.

In 2004, group sales amounted to £830.6m and group operating profit (before goodwill and exceptional costs) £36.4m.

On 13 May 2005, Geest was acquired by Iceland’s Bakkavör.
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I read a forum of (ex)employees of a nationwide chain (not 'logistics' - vehicle spares) that recently went into receivership. Some said that many had been on the fiddle and selling 'stolen' parts direct to customers for cash.
Large firms probably make such behaviour easier.
Any stories? Perhaps a new thread?
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Well this is my first post on this site - truthfully I had forgotten all about it. I see a lot of my colleagues from SN are here and Billyboy is active here as well. How do you find time Bill!

The reason for the post is with regard to Norbert Dentressangle - I first came across them on my journeyings through France to Spain. Truck spotting is a favourite pastime during the journey and NB were the first ones, the cry of a Norbert. This became so regular that they have been banished from the spotting now - just so many of them. They employ some 29,000 people - probably more now, 8,500 vehicles, 4 million sq metres of warehousing and 370 sites across 14 European countries. They are very common around my neck of the woods in Somerset.

One thing that I am amazed about is the lack of UK registered wagons in Europe - maybe all the continental trucking companies have registered their wagons in Slovenia or such places. I could count the number of UK wagons on two hands on a 1300 mile drive.

Bye the way greetings to you all. I will have to see if I can find some photos for the site as well.

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Why would you choose to register your trucks in the UK if you were operating from mainland Europe?
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I think you misunderstand my comment. I am not suggesting that operators in mainland Europe would register their waggons in UK. I am talking of operators who work from the UK into Mainland Europe of which I am sure there must still be some.

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Old 30th March 2009, 18:22
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I think you misunderstand my comment. I am not suggesting that operators in mainland Europe would register their waggons in UK. I am talking of operators who work from the UK into Mainland Europe of which I am sure there must still be some.
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Some of the operators based in Kent 'moved' some of their vehicles to the European Mainland as they found the overheads to be cheaper I believe.

Anybody know of examples?
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I think Stobart have some vehicles registered in Belgium.

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