New CEO at £200m-turnover national logistics group

Kinaxia Logistics has appointed a leading industry figure to the newly-created role of group chief executive. Simon Hobbs has vast experience in the sector, having held senior positions with Kuehne + Nagel, CEVA Logistics and DHL.

Kinaxia is a top 15 UK logistics group in the transport and warehouse sector, comprising 13 businesses with 1,800 staff and 920 vehicles.

The group, which has its headquarters in Macclesfield, Cheshire, has two million sq ft of warehouse facilities nationwide, offering contract packing, e-fulfilment, returns management and storage services.

It has seen significant and continued growth over recent years, with annual revenues now topping £200m.
Kinaxia Group founders Graham Norfolk and Peter Fields said: “In line with our recent growth and increase in scale and complexity, we have reviewed our management structure and created a new role of chief executive. Simon has a wealth of customer, operations and commercial experience gained from senior supply chain roles with DHL Supply Chain, CEVA Logistics and, more recently, Kuehne + Nagel.

“His experience will complement the skills we already have within the group and support our growth strategy. We are delighted to welcome him to this new role. We, together with the board, look forward to working with Simon to continue the Kinaxia journey.”

Simon said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to join Kinaxia at such an exciting time for the group. Kinaxia is already in the top 15 of UK logistics companies and we are confident that our ‘Family of families’ approach will result in sustained growth as we continue to offer local expertise, ownership and entrepreneurship with a national capability. I look forward to working with the Kinaxia team to achieve our goals.”