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EV Cargo secures new acquisition for Palletforce

03 January 2023/Categories: Freight Forwarding, Logistics & Supply Chain, Operations Management


EV Cargo, the global freight forwarding and supply chain services company, announced the acquisition via its subsidiary Palletforce of Hastings-based Dobbs Logistics from its founding family owners. 

Formed in 1961, Dobbs Logistics has a long and proud history of providing pallet distribution, general haulage, project cargo and warehousing services for its valued customers, and is the stand-out pallet network member and road freight operator in a region that is historically challenging for pallet networks. As a result, the acquisition further strengthens the Palletforce network, providing members with a stable and trusted service partner in a key location.

Directors Stephen Morgan, Kevin Manser and Lynton Manser and their management team will continue to lead the business post acquisition.

Dobbs Logistics represents EV Cargo’s third purchase in the last 10 months, following the successful acquisitions of Fast Forward Freight (Netherlands) and Air Express Cargo (Spain), and ensures EV Cargo remains on track to deliver on its growth strategy to surpass $3bn of revenue by 2025.

Mark Tapper, Chief Operating Officer, EV Cargo Express and Palletforce, said: “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Dobbs Logistics, the undoubted sector-leader in its area, and welcome our new colleagues and customers to the Palletforce network. Dobbs Logistics not only meets our best-in-postcode criteria, giving our members a competitive edge, but also strengthens our overall service proposition in the South-east for members and customers.

“We made a commitment to our members that we would put them, and their customers, front and centre in our business. In achieving that we’ve focused intently on quality service, adding 12 new members in 12 months, and continuing our investments in technology, infrastructure, and sustainability.”

 

 

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