Woodland Logistics has purchased Courier Elite, based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Sean Kirby, MD at Woodland Logistics, which is part of the Woodland Group, said: “The addition of the Courier Elite business will strengthen our presence in Cambridgeshire, Northampton and the Midlands. “The plan is to double the size of our national fleet of 155 vehicles in the next three to five years.” Courier Elite has an O-licence for 16 vehicles and six trailers. Image caption: (right) Kevin Stevens, CEO of Woodland […]
CitySprint has purchased the same-day operations of Thames Valley-based Scarlet Couriers. The deal sees CitySprint acquire Scarlet Courier’s same-day, overnight and international operations in Bracknell, as well as the company’s same-day courier operation in Slough. Patrick Gallagher, chief executive, CitySprint, says: “This deal is another significant milestone in CitySprint’s on-going growth strategy. CitySprint’s extensive national reach is key to our success, so we’re delighted to be consolidating our presence in Berkshire.” Following the deal, Scarlet Couriers will continue to run […]
European chemical transport giant Hoyer has acquired the bulk liquid division of Dutch logistics company De Rijke. The deal sees Hoyer take on 240 employees at five De Rijke offices, including its site in Preston Brook, Cheshire. Across Europe Hoyer will add to its operations: 1,500 tanker containers, 130 tractors and 300 tanker trailers and chassis. Günter-Friedrich Maas, head of the Chemilog business unit at Hoyer, said: “We will be gaining market share, particularly in our relations to and from […]
The purchase of Macintyre Transport is a “significant” move that has doubled the size of Turners (Soham)’s container vehicle fleet in one fell swoop, according to its boss Paul Day.