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BDA strengthens position in Europe with Nightexpress acquisition

Specialist time critical logistics provider BDA (Bespoke Distribution Aviation) has strengthened its position in Europe with the acquisition of both NightExpress GmbH and N.E. NightExpress Limited.

The acquisition enables BDA to further extend its infrastructure and service propositions to provide customers with unrivalled Air and Road supply chain solutions and delivery services from mainland Europe into the UK and Ireland.

BDA has worked with NightExpress since starting operations in 2007, combining the country-specific expertise of NightExpress with BDA’s own dedicated air-bridges and road line haul routes to establish service supply chain gateway offerings from Germany, the Benelux and France to the UK and Ireland. It comes at a time when the international logistics market is evolving. The most recent European Distribution and Warehousing report from Transport Intelligence predicts that logistics providers will move main distribution hubs to key centres across Europe to take advantage of better locations for both production and distribution. With this acquisition, BDA is helping to lead that trend.

Steve Court, Sales and Marketing Director at BDA said: "This acquisition is a logical progression within our business model that continues to strengthen our infrastructure and service propositions for the benefit of all our customers. It is important that we provide all our customers with local management and logistical expertise. This acquisition further strengthens this element of our company within Germany and enhances our business greatly."

NightExpress provides an international full service portfolio of logistics solutions, offering tailor-made and flexible transport of air freight shipments for any type of cargo, all branches of industry and individual customer needs. The company has held a position as a specialist provider for time critical overnight cargo services between Germany and the UK for almost 30 years and operates express cargo flights from Frankfurt to Coventry and back, five nights a week. The company also provides other countries throughout Europe with ad-hoc cargo charter flights and fixed contract operated routes.

Yvonne Boag, Managing Director of Nightexpress, said: "Historically we have worked alongside individual members of the BDA senior management team and we are looking forward to developing an even closer relationship within the BDA group of companies. We are excited by the new extended opportunities this relationship provides, especially being able to add further services that BDA already has in its portfolio, to those that we have offered for so many years out of Frankfurt. This will provide all our clients with an even greater number of service options to deliver their time-critical and express consignments from Germany into the UK and Ireland."

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