Multimodal logistics firm DFDS Logistics has acquired Grimsby-based Quayside Distribution for an undisclosed sum. The company acquired the business, assets and share capital of Quayside, which delivers fresh and frozen food for suppliers across the UK, on Tuesday 1 July. DFDS has also acquired the operator’s two temperature-controlled warehouses in Grimsby, extending the temperature-controlled network it already operates in Scotland. The deal has secured the jobs of its 260 staff and MD Mick Wilkinson will remain with the business. Eddie […]
Following its acquisition of Browns Chilled Distribution in September, Newmarket, Suffolk-based Turners (Soham) has started taking delivery of 50 new Mercedes-Benz Actros tractive units as part of a replacement programme for the Browns fleet. The trucks, which are all 6x2s, will be based at Browns’ Bicker site, near Spalding, and will operate at maximum GVW on a mix of regional and national work, said Turners’ group fleet engineer Tim King. Around 20 of the new trucks are already on the […]
CitySprint has snapped-up two more courier firms as it continues its strategy of growing through acquisition.
Viridor Waste Management has acquired JWT Holdings, a waste collection and recycling business based in Atherton, Greater Manchester, from John William Thomasson for £7.6m. JWT Holdings employs 45 staff and handles around 70,000 tonnes of material a year. Its materials recycling facility and fleet of 29 vehicles will be integrated into Viridor’s northern region, complementing the commercial collection services of its Trafford Park Operation, says owner Pennon Group. The acquisition will provide excellent synergies with Viridor’s activities in Manchester and […]