Northampton-based Crisis Logistics is set for further growth after acquiring Pallet-Track member Action Express for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition will see Action Express retain its Brackmills Industrial Estate depot, with Crisis Logistics planning to invest in the site and its facilities as pallet and parcel volumes increase.
Crisis Logistics has already purchased 10 new vehicles for Action Express, including seven articulated lorries and three 18-tonne trucks, and plans to create new jobs as it grows the company.
Action Express founder and former APC Overnight chief executive, Syed Ziaullah, who established the company in 1982 with just a bike and a van, will join the board of directors at Crisis Logistics.
Founded in 1998, Crisis Logistics offers national and international road haulage as well as warehousing, fulfilment, whilst Action Express, which is also a member of the APC Overnight parcel delivery network, specialises in nationwide parcel and palletised deliveries.
Charles Grant-Salmon, chairman at Crisis Logistics, said: “As part of our growth strategy we are expanding our business and developing Crisis Logistics into the market leader and one-stop shop for all logistics services in Northamptonshire.
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