R Swain & Sons has continued its acquisition spree with the purchase of Express Freight Services (Birmingham) this year, newly published accounts reveal. The acquisition emerged in the directors’ review of the business in the company’s annual results, which cover the year to 31 December and also detail major change in the boardroom. Although R Swain has declined to name the acquired business, Companies House show that it became the majority shareholder in Tilbury-based Express Freight Services (Birmingham) in June […]
Norbert Dentressangle’s acquisitions of Christian Salvesen in 2007 and TDG in 2011 made the French group’s UK logistics operation a £1bn a year business, representing almost a third of group turnover, and silencing critics who had questioned the company’s commitment to the UK. […]
Following its acquisition of Browns Chilled Distribution in September, Newmarket, Suffolk-based Turners (Soham) has started taking delivery of 50 new Mercedes-Benz Actros tractive units as part of a replacement programme for the Browns fleet. The trucks, which are all 6x2s, will be based at Browns’ Bicker site, near Spalding, and will operate at maximum GVW on a mix of regional and national work, said Turners’ group fleet engineer Tim King. Around 20 of the new trucks are already on the […]
Great Bear Distribution delivered a stellar performance in the final financial year before Culina Group bought it in March.