XPO Logistics arrived in the UK in 2015 when it acquired Norbert Dentressangle, which itself had earlier acquired Christian Salvesen and TDG. XPO UK and Ireland HR director Mark Simmons (pictured) joined Salvesen in 2005, so he has been through the full set of mergers and takeovers, including the latest, which saw XPO complete the acquisition of the majority of Kuehne+Nagel’s UK contract logistics business in January 2021. “It was satisfying to get that accomplished despite Covid and bring a […]
MT Awards 2020: Technology and innovation combine to put Bibby first in the Technical Excellence Award
Bibby Distribution, which joined the Menzies Distribution group of companies in December 2020, has been providing logistics and supply chain services for over 35 years, with its fleet reaching unprecedented levels of efficiency, reliability and safety in 2019.
2015 saw some shocks in the market; FedEx bidding for TNT Express; XPO Logistics buying Norbert Dentressangle and BCA Marketplace buying Eddie Stobart’s automotive business. But they weren’t the only acquisitions in a year packed with M&A activity. We take a look at some of the deals that changed the industry.