The Page Group has taken over fellow PalletFORCE member Turbo Express as the next stage in its expansion programme, strengthening the service levels and geographical presence of both organisations.
West Sussex-based Page Group was looking to expand its operation and the acquisition of Turbo Express in Suffolk was a logical solution, creating a strong base for the new Group in the South and East of the UK.
The move means that Page has been able to fulfil its objective to expand further north from its traditional Sussex base while Turbo Express now benefits from the substantial resources of the Page Group.
The two companies have been liaising closely over the past 18 months and as both are members of the PalletFORCE overnight distribution network operate the same systems and procedures.
David Hawkins, general operations director of Page Group said, “This is a very positive move for both companies. There are a number of synergies between us, and as we are both members of PalletFORCE, we have reputations for offering services of the highest possible level.
“This acquisition will bring many positive benefits to our customers, particularly as we will be able to offer a wider range of services and enhanced IT back-up. The strengthened resources of the Group will also provide significant opportunities for us to expand the operation further in the future.”