DSV has acquired Dartford-based freight forwarder SBS Worldwide Holdings for an undisclosed sum.

The company has taken on SBS’s seven offices, four of which are in the United States, which DSV hopes will extend its presence in the US market.

DSV Air and Sea managing director Michael Hansen said: “We already have a strong presence on the UK-US market and have identified it as an area of strategic growth for the company, so SBS’s particular expertise and experience in the transatlantic trade is a great asset for us.”

The acquisition was completed on 29 August and SBS chairman Steve Walker will join DSV along with 220 staff.