Transport firm Bedfords Group has completed a key acquisition.
The Birstall-based business has taken over RPL Transport, based at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
The move marks the start of an ambitious acquisition plan for Bedfords, which is becoming recognised as a national haulage company.
Bedfords Group purchased the £4.5m-turnover business to strengthen the group’s offering, expanding operations in the South and solidifying its capabilities as a UK wide logistics company.
The acquisition increases Bedfords fleet to more than 100 vehicles and allows the group to become more efficient when operating from its Birstall depot.
RPL Logistics is a family-run business, which has been transporting goods throughout the UK for 30 years during which it has experienced steady growth.
The company also has a modern single-story 25,000sq ft warehouse close to the M1.
Bedfords group managing director Steff Pfadenhauer said: “The fantastic reputation, dedication of the management team and drivers, location and operations capabilities of RPL Transport are just some of the reasons we took the decision to pursue this acquisition.
“With the purchase of RPL, we can significantly increase our presence in the South.
“This will be key to our growth plan over the next few years.”
He said: “I would personally like to thank the team at RPL and we look forward to working with them to build Bedfords Group into a national player in the haulage and logistics sector.”
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