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Parcel, haulage and freight firm Caribou has acquired Prestwich-based C&D Transport Solutions as part of plans to extend its service offering and broaden its delivery network both in the UK and internationally.

The purchase allows Caribou to offer same day deliveries to its services and take on the haulage expertise of the C&D Transport Solutions team.

Caribou MD Daryl Dylan added: “This really was a natural move for both organisations, as we’re both able to learn and grow from each other.

“C&D Transport Solutions is a company that has been running for more than 20 years reliably. They have a small team with big ambitions, and they have chosen to move into our group to fulfil the vision of a much larger network.

“At the same time, Caribou itself can learn from C&D’s incredibly talented and experienced team. C&D Transport Solutions benefits from forward thinking leader Darren Sankey, and in his new role as Caribou’s same day development manager, we are confident of strong leadership and growth.”

The acquisition of C&D Transport closely follows Caribou’s purchase of Lincolnshire County Couriers in Grantham at the end of last year, creating 30 new jobs in the area. The firm also has plans to open a new depot in Colchester, creating an additional 20 jobs.