Menzies acquires Bibby’s arm and opens up geographical possibilities.

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MENZIES Distribution announced the acquisition of Bibby Distribution, the national logistics and supply chain services business, from the 213-year-old Bibby Line Group, a family-owned company.

According to the group, the agreement establishes a big force in the U.K. Logistics, unlocking geographic capacity and adding Menzies’ “well-established and successful platform.” to 38 new operating sites and a big, young fleet.

Since 1985, Bibby Distribution has developed an end-to-end supply chain network that offers its customers solutions in a number of industries, including paper and packaging and consumer goods.

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In a variety of resilient markets, consumers include a mix of grocery retailers and blue chip businesses.

Close to 5,000 staff, 4,000 vehicles and 100 depot locations would be the scale of the merged company.

Greg Michael, chief executive of Menzies, said, “We believe that there are significant opportunities to grow both businesses by adding additional geographical capacity and expanding services to both customer groups by combining the complementary business with Menzies.”

For customers of both businesses, it will be business as normal and we look forward to supporting their success in the years ahead.

Our aggressive growth plans underpin our utter dedication across all our markets and all our customers.

“We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues to the next chapter of our shared growth strategy.”

“Menzies’ intelligent approach to supply chain solutions for its customers and pioneering investment in electric vehicle technology demonstrates that it is a truly forward-thinking business and we are very excited to embark on this new journey.” said Richard Morson, Chief Executive Officer of Bibby Distribution.

It did not reveal the value of the purchase.

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