DPD’s acquisition of Pie Mapping has put the technology company in a strong position to expand, said CEO Stuart Hill. Hill, founder of wnDirect (also recently acquired by DPD), replaces Freddie Talberg, who will remain an advisor to the business. Hill said: “I think Pie Mapping has a real opportunity to be a global player across the freight and logistics industry. But tech companies need access to finance, and this acquisition provides vital funding to enable the business to accelerate […]
Motor Transport Awards 2021 shortlist: Urban Delivery Operator of the Year – sponsored by My Transport Planner
DPD UK DPD continues to transform its urban operation with more micro depots and the wider deployment of its all-electric fleet – 10% of the fleet now operates emission-free. DPD’s 25-25-25 strategy to decarbonise all deliveries in 25 UK cities by 2025 is under way with diesel vehicles taken off the UK’s streets and unproductive mileage slashed to create a more efficient operation. This will lead to 42,000 tonnes of CO2 savings or the equivalent of planting 170,000 trees by […]
Work on DPD’s £100m East Midlands hub has been completed, with the facility expected to be fully operational by next September.
Ripon-based Potter Group Logistics has bought York logistics firm and Palletline member House of James for an undisclosed sum. The deal, struck yesterday (16 May) boosts Potter’s turnover by 50% to £22m, adding 100,000ft² of warehousing space, 35 vehicles and 55 trailers to the fleet. Motortransport.co.uk understands that Simon Gill, MD of House of James, will remain at the combined business for at least three years in the role of commercial director. Matthew Lamb, MD of Potter’s, says: “We have […]