KNP LOGISTICS GROUP
WHO ARE WE?
KNP Is the on road group holding company of Knights of Old, Nelson Distribution and Steve Porter Transport -  275 years of combined operation. The focus of KNP Group Logistics solutions are agility and commitment to quality. Agile attitude, asset agility and network agility combined, allow the group to respond rapidly and effectively to the market and to the needs of customers, throughout the UK, Ireland and EU. The group's quality accreditations ensure that customers have complete confidence in supply chain integrity.
 
DOMESTIC FREIGHT: +2,300,000 UK Pallets delivered PA
INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT: EU, EFTA - 10,800 inbound UK arrivals PA
GLOBAL FORWARDING: Air freight - Sea freight
EXPORT PACKING: Dedicated facility bespoke solutions
CONTRACT LOGISTICS: +600,000 UK pallets delivered PA
WAREHOUSING: 30,000m2  18,000 racked locations
 
KNP Logistics for life
HOW KNP EVOLVED
With the introduction of Nelson Distribution 2016, and Steve Porter Transport 2019, over time the group’s distinctive Knights of Old core brand was gradually diluted.

Most customers of a brand aren’t confronted with the whole portfolio of brands, they are customers of one brand and rarely experience brand confusion. The introduction of the Nelson and Porter brands, combined with the existing customer liveried trailers, allowed 75 tractor and trailer brand combinations. On the road customers were confronted with the whole portfolio of brands.

The decision was taken to establish one on road holding company brand, maintain the familiarity of the regional brands and respect the combined 275 years of operation.

The move to a 3 letter name was perceived to align the new brand with the global logistics sector and position it beyond local. KNP Logistics Group was eventually chosen, evolving from the first initials of the Knights, Nelsons and Porters brands.

The new KNP logo shares many similarities with the existing Knights of Old brand. The first two letters of both brands, the lettering slant of both brands and the sharing of Pantone and Sioen colour values allow KNP to reflect the Knights of Old brand and stand  strong amongst its three letter logistics piers.

KNP Logistics Group is the group’s holding company name, and the sole brand for the trailer fleet. Knights of Old, Nelson Distribution and Steve Porter tractor units and distribution vehicles all continue to represent their local, historic brands.
 
 
KNIGHTS OF OLD - CENTRAL ENGLAND
Knights of Old Group is a multi functional distribution business operating throughout the UK, Ireland and the EU since 1865. The business has experienced significant growth in recent years, predominantly driven through a number of acquisitions and contract wins, Artex 2018 and Eurocell 2019.
 
DEPOTS: Kettering / Luton
ACCREDITATIONS: BRC / FORS Silver Kettering / FORS Bronze Luton
WAREHOUSING: BRC - Food grade
FLEET: +300 vehicles / +400 trailers
EURO 6: +100% Contract logistics fleet - Euro 6
 
 
NELSON - NORTHERN ENGLAND
Nelson Distribution has operated in Derbyshire since 1949 and joined Knights of Old in 2016. Nelson specialise in £2-10 Million contract logistics solutions, to the building materials sector.
 
DEPOTS: Derby
ACCREDITATIONS: FORS Bronze Derby
WAREHOUSING: Bulk storage
FLEET: +300 vehicles / +400 trailers
EURO 6: +100% Contract logistics fleet - Euro 6
 

STEVE PORTER - SOUTHERN ENGLAND
Steve Porter has provided transport solutions to the Isle of Wight, The Channel Islands and Southern England for over three decades. Steve Porter acquired Red Funnel Distribution in 2011 and joined Knights of Old in 2019.
 
DEPOTS: Portsmouth / Isle of Wight / Jersey / Guernsey
WAREHOUSING: +22,000m2
FLEET: +50 vehicles / +80 trailers
EURO 6: +100% Contract logistics fleet - Euro 6
 
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