CitySprint buys Dorset’s Astral Couriers

CitySprint has acquired Dorset-based Astral Couriers, its second acquisition this year, after recently buying EcoSpeed, a Manchester-based same day courier company

These deals, says CitySprint, underline its ongoing growth strategy, supported by the acquisition of strong regional courier businesses.

CitySprint was bought by the DPD Group at the start of the year. 

Gary West, CitySprint CEO said: “We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of Astral and look forward to welcoming their team to the CitySprint family.

“Astral enjoys a strong reputation in the Dorset and Southwest region. And as our second acquisition this year, it represents another important step in our growth strategy.”

He continued: “Looking ahead, it remains very much business as usual for Astral’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.” 

Astral has a long-established track record providing specialist courier services. Established in 1995 as a single van company, Astral has grown to offer customers courier services both nationwide and across the world. 

The deal will give Astral’s customers access to CitySprint’s national same day delivery network. Its clients and customers will be able to access CitySprint’s same day delivery services and its fleet of over 3,500 vehicles.

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