EV Cargo’s Palletforce acquires family-owned haulier with over 60 years of history

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Global freight forwarding and supply chain services company EV Cargo, via its subsidiary Palletforce, has announced the acquisition of Hastings-based Dobbs Logistics from its founding family owners.

EV Cargo’s Palletforce acquires family-owned haulier with over 60 years of history
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In a press release, Palletforce highlighted Dobbs Logistics “long and proud history” of providing pallet distribution, general haulage, project cargo and warehousing services. The company were founded back in 1961.

Dobbs Logistics were also praised by Palletforce for being a “stand-out pallet network member and road freight operator in a region that is historically challenging for pallet networks”.

Palletforce added that the deal would further strengthen its network, in turn providing members with a stable and trusted service partner in a key location.

It has been announced that directors Stephen Morgan, Kevin Manser and Lynton Manser and their management team will continue to lead the business post acquisition.

The move follows EV Cargo’s acquisitions of Fast Forward Freight (Netherlands) and Air Express Cargo (Spain), both of which took place within the last 10 months.

Commenting on the deal, Mark Tapper, Chief Operating Officer, EV Cargo Express and Palletforce, said:

“We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Dobbs Logistics, the undoubted sector-leader in its area, and welcome our new colleagues and customers to the Palletforce network. Dobbs Logistics not only meets our best-in-postcode criteria, giving our members a competitive edge, but also strengthens our overall service proposition in the South-east for members and customers. We made a commitment to our members that we would put them, and their customers, front and centre in our business. In achieving that we’ve focused intently on quality service, adding 12 new members in 12 months, and continuing our investments in technology, infrastructure, and sustainability.”


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