Acumen Automotive Logistics has expanded its operation with the acquisition of J&A Transporters. The acquired Somerset-based business specialises in used vehicle movements for auction houses, direct contracts with dealerships for new cars and vehicle swaps, as well as fleet movements for rental operators. The deal adds 15 car transporters and a facility in Bridgwater to Acumen’s portfolio, increasing the fleet to more than 200 vehicles. Chris Doughty, MD of parent company Acumen Logistics Group, said of the deal: “It sees […]
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 […]
Same day courier CitySprint has acquired Heathrow Baggage Services, its third acquisition in three months.
Irish operator Nolan Transport has bought John Raymond Transport, with a view to growing its UK operation.