UPS has pulled out of its €5.16bn offer for TNT Express – in a deal that would have created a business with a combined annual turnover of £1.3bn in the UK – blaming European Commission (EC) concerns with the acquisition. The proposed merger is expected to be prohibited by the EC, the parcel giants warned in joint statements this morning (14 January). TNT said UPS sees “no realistic prospect” that it will receive EC clearance and will formally terminate the […]
DPDgroup has increased its majority shareholding in e-commerce delivery company WnDirect to 83%, effectively taking full control of the business.
Palletways has significantly increased its capacity at its central hub in Lichfield, Staffordshire, after taking on the former UK Pallets site on Fradley Distribution Park.
Stobart Group has said the integration of Autologic into its Eddie Stobart division has been “seamless” with all assets and key personnel retained. Autologic was bought by Stobart in August, after an initial bid – valuing the company at £12.4m – was made for the company in June. The acquisition adds £144.7m of annual turnover and £2.1m of pre-tax profit to Eddie Stobart’s £519.5m of turnover and £27.4m of pre-tax profit. New deputy chief executive at Stobart Group, and former […]