Meachers Global Logistics, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of transport and logistics services, has announced that it has acquired the business trade of local freight forwarder Kepair and Sea, with effect from April 30, 2019.
This move by Southampton-based Meachers demonstrates the strategic thinking behind its growth model to help bolster key markets and the range of services it currently provides.
Gary Whittle, commercial director at Meachers Global Logistics, said: “We are delighted to be making the business trade acquisition of Kepair. It will allow us to expand our customer base with the transfer of clients and staff whilst still ensuring we maintain the continued level of good service and support they are currently receiving. This will also enhance the services offered to our existing customers and provide additional avenues for future expansion, whilst adding a number of experienced operators to our current team.”
He added: “All existing employees of the Company will be joining Meachers and will be integrated into our freight forwarding team; we look forward to welcoming them aboard.”
Ian Keppie, managing director at Kepair, added: “As a former managerial employee at Meachers, I am delighted that I have had the opportunity to hand over the reins, now that I will be retiring, to a company which will provide a continued wide range of services in a highly effective manner and that all the staff will continue to provide their personal touch to existing customers. I wish Meachers all the success in this substantial business move.”
Whittle concluded: “We would like to thank Ian and his team at Kepair for all of their hard work and effort over the past years and we look forward to another year of extensive growth here at Meachers.”