Burnley-based EFS Global is back on the acquisition trail, snapping up freight forwarder AFI UK for an undisclosed sum.

Mark Jones, EFS Global MD, said: “Our acquisition of AFI UK is another step forward in our expansion plans.

“The business is a perfect fit and is a great addition to our group as we continue to focus on growing our reach and market share.”

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Headquartered at the World Freight Terminal in Manchester, AFI UK provides bespoke freight forwarding and logistics services in the UK and internationally.

The deal follows a number of other acquisitions made by EFS in recent years, including Euro SDB, CS Brunt Freight Services, Horizon Distribution, Bradtrans International, Euro-Tran Despatch, JRS Traction, PDQ Specialist Courier Services, FWD Freight Services and Caistor Distribution last August.

The Palletways member now has 12 depots and offices across the country.