Ryder Europe vice-president and MD David Hunt’s claim that “Ryder is full of the joys of spring”, is not what MT expects to hear as we meet to discuss the integration of Hill Hire. But like the company he works for, Hunt can pull the occasional surprise. Ryder’s big surprise last year was the £151m acquisition of Hill Hire, announced the day before its 40th birthday in the UK (MT 13 June 2011). This takeover created a rental and leasing […]
The MD of Bishopsgate, a two-man delivery and installation firm, has described the purchase of Allport Cargo Services’ Specialist Services division in June as “a massive step” forward for the business.
Framptons Transport Services was in rude financial health when it was acquired by Gregory Distribution earlier this year, according to its most recent filing at Companies House.
Viridor Waste Management has purchased paper collecting and processing business Pulp Friction for £9m as it looks to diversify. Pulp Friction has an O-licence for up to 28 vehicles and 22 trailers spread across two locations in Erith, Kent. Colin Drummond, chief executive of Viridor, said: “The acquisition of this paper collection and processing business is in line with the group’s strategy of expanding its waste management activities, particularly in collection and recycling.” Pulp Friction processes around 100,000 tonnes of […]