DPD has snapped up South East final-mile courier Absolutely in a move aimed at strengthening its same day delivery offering.
Absolutely has a fleet of around 200 couriers servicing clients ranging from fashion brands and health organisations to law firms and media businesses.
Its fleet includes an expanding number of zero-emission vehicles, such as cargo bikes and push bikes, alongside vans and motorbikes. It also undertakes temperature controlled courier services.
“Same day delivery is one of the fastest growing segments of the logistics market and this move allows us to further strengthen and expand our offer in this area, following the acquisition of CitySprint last year,” said Elaine Kerr, DPD UK chief executive.
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“Looking ahead, DPD UK is strongly positioned to meet this rising demand and consolidate our place as a market leader in same day delivery.”
Stuart Godman, chief executive of Absolutely, said: “We are very excited to become part of the DPD UK family.
“With a long history in the industry, we know that same day delivery is essential for keeping businesses of all sizes moving.
“This move is great news for our existing customers, and we look forward to offering them access to DPD’s broader range of services in due course. But for now, it’s very much business as usual.”