Well established Bolton firm Thomas Harwood & Son has become the latest acquisition for EFS Global.

EFS now has 18 depots and offices across the country, operating its own UK and European road freight fleet, as well as facilitating a range of worldwide import and export services.

It said the latest deal was a significant step in its growth strategy: “For over 80 years Thomas Harwood & Son has been a leading distribution and haulage firm in the North West,” said Mark Jones, EFS Global MD.

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“Its reputation has been built on delivering a first class and personalised customer service experience which mirror EFS’s approach, so we are delighted it is now part of the EFS Global group.”

Thomas Harwood & Son holds a standard international licence for 24 HGVs and 30 trailers.

The deal follows a number of other acquisitions made by EFS in recent years including CS Brunt, Bradtrans International, Horizon Distribution, Euro-Tran Despatch, JRS Traction, PDQ Specialist Courier Services, Caistor Distribution, AFI UK and Austin Wilkinson & Sons.