Richard Harris and Mark Bigley Berser

(From left) Richard Harris and Mark Bigley

Transport industry veterans Richard Harris and Mark Bigley have acquired Staffordshire-based logistics firm Berser International Cargo Services, which is a member of Palletways and part of Imperial Logistics.

The pair have extensive experience in the logistics industry and said Berser’s historically strong performance within the Palletways network, recent fleet investment and top-performing operations and driver team were key factors in the move.

Headquarted in Newcastle-under-Lyme, the firm employs 29 staff of which 22 are drivers and covers the ST and CW postcodes.

Berser’s Leeds-based business, which focuses on e-commerce fulfilment logistics, is supporting the change.

In a statement, the joint directors said: “Berser is a steadfast company whose relationships with customers are built upon reliability and communication and we don’t plan on changing what works. Our team are the key to this and are what make the business what it is.

“We value our position within the haulage industry and recognise our responsibility to ensure we grow the business mindfully, working with sustainable and environmentally-aware suppliers and customers. This has already extended to training and development for team members, the introduction of IT systems to streamline our processes, thousands of pounds worth of investment in our premises and the appointment of a new commercial manager.

“We’re committed to business growth in terms of pallet collections, local deliveries and haulage across the UK. We’ll continue to invest in our people and technology to provide even greater customer service, and to adapt to changing consumer buying patterns, whilst ensuring we remain competitive.”