Strood, Rochester-based R Swain & Sons has delivered a boost to its special projects division with the acquisition of specialist plant and services firm Gatwick Plant. Based in Horley, Surrey, Gatwick Plant runs a 12-strong fleet of specialist vehicles including low loaders, rear-steer trailers, crane-equipped vehicles and abnormal load escorting vehicles. The family-owned firm, which serves the construction, airport and rail sectors and employs 30 staff, was acquired on 1 October for an undisclosed sum and will operate as a […]
Regulatory approval for the multi-billion euro UPS and TNT Express merger is dependent on whether the new company would be challenged enough by its competitors, the European Commission has said. If the deal is approved, the number of major parcel delivery companies in Europe will be reduced from four to three, which the regulator is concerned will reduce the amount of competitive service customers will have access to. Joaquín Almunia, vice president of the European Commission, responsible for competition policy, […]
Abbey Logistics has bought the complete share capital of bulk liquid food operator Armet Logistics, creating a business with a combined turnover of £70m.