A Birstall-based logistics business has secured three new clients.

Bedfords Group has acquired Flint Group, Eclipse Print and Kermi, who were all formerly clients of Midlands-based Bill Chippington Haulage.

When that company went into administration, Bedfords stepped in to ensure Chippington’s good name was maintained and that all existing contracts continued to be serviced to the same high standards they were used to.

Bedfords provided a seamless transition, adopting specialist vehicles and saving five jobs in the process. All three clients are now in formal contract discussions with Bedfords.

Vijay Patel, European supply chain director for Flint Group, said: “The transition from Bill Chippington Haulage to Bedfords was handled professionally without any issues, ensuring our customers received deliveries on time, which is crucial to the newspaper industry.”

Steff Pfadenhauer, managing director of Bedfords, said: “These businesses are welcome additions to the Bedfords portfolio and fit perfectly within our business strategy.

“Whilst our main focus has been consolidation in recent months, we are always actively seeking new clients. We provide a cost effective and quality service, backed by expertise and experience, and delivered through our nationwide network.”

Bedfords Group offers nationwide distribution for single pallets through to double deck articulated vehicle loads. The company has more than 130 employees and a fleet of more than 70 vehicles ranging from 7.5 tonne rigids to 44 tonne articulated vehicles.