CitySprint - part of DPDgroup - has announced its acquisition of EcoSpeed, the Manchester-based same day courier company.
The deal, says CitySprint, highlights its ongoing growth strategy, underpinned by the acquisition of strong regional courier businesses.
EcoSpeed has a history of supplying urgent courier and transportation services across Manchester and the surrounding areas, having supported local businesses with time-critical deliveries in the region since 2005.
Its service specialism aligns perfectly with CitySprint’s same day expertise, it says, further strengthening its presence in the Northwest.
The deal will give EcoSpeed’s customers access to CitySprint’s national same day delivery network, which can reach 88% of mainland UK within 60 minutes and its customers will be able to access CitySprint’s same day delivery services and its fleet of more than 3,500 vehicles.
Gary West, CitySprint CEO, said: “We are very pleased to have completed this important acquisition, which marks another step in our ongoing growth strategy.
“EcoSpeed has an excellent reputation in the Northwest, and we’re delighted to welcome their team to the CitySprint family.”
He continued: “Moving forward, it remains very much business as usual for EcoSpeed’s customers. There will be no changes to their current service or account contacts, but they can now enjoy access to our wider courier network and nationwide logistics service offering.”