Rivals Circle over Amtrak Business in Administration; LOGISTICS

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Rivals Circle over Amtrak Business in Administration; LOGISTICS


Vultures appear to be circling over the remains of the former West Midland-based Amtrak parcel distribution business, which went into administration last week threatening 900 jobs.

Former Amtrak customers said yesterday that they had begun receiving emails from rival companies vying for their business.

One former client said the timing of the emails had made him suspicious, as had the fact that the company which had contacted him, Birmingham-based Business Post, had his personal details.

"Has Amtrak sold the customer list to Business Post - I'd be curious to know," said the former customer.

"The fact that they Business Post have my details is disturbing - has some kind of a deal been done," he added.

Joint administrators at Ernst & Young are currently assessing the health of the Amtrak business, which was operated by a company called Netfold.

They have spent the past few days at the company's base in Northgate Way, Aldridge, trying to see how much of the business can be salvaged. …

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