Independent Humber haulier acquired by Latvian logistics firm

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Latvian road transport and logistics company Kreiss SIA has announced the acquisition of Humber-based haulage firm C Neil Dowson for an undisclosed fee.

Independent Humber haulier acquired by Latvian logistics firm
Photo: Ein Dahmer, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (Image cropped)

C Neil Dowson sports a yard near the Port of Immingham as well as a fleet of tractor units, skeletal trailers and forklifts.

The deal will allow Kreiss to acquire a new base in Britain and grow its operations abroad.

In a press release, Sergejs Zalizko, director of Kreiss, said:

“We are delighted to welcome C Neil Dowson into the Kreiss Group. This acquisition will help us build out our UK base to enhance our services for clients in the UK. C Neil Dowson has an excellent reputation in the market, and we are pleased to be working with them and their team to continue to deliver first-class haulage solutions to customers.”

Neil Dowson, operations director of C Neil Dowson, added:

“Over the past 32 years of trading, C Neil Dowson company has been recognised by its customers, staff and suppliers for its loyalty and reliability within the market. These principles can now be carried into the future with the support of Kreiss behind us. Becoming part of Kreiss Group marks a new chapter for C Neil Dowson and I am confident that it will be a positive move for the business and its customers.”

Kreiss, which dates back to 1994, has grown from being a one-truck haulier to having offices in 6 countries and a fleet of 2,000 trucks and trailers. The company has 2,400 employees on its books and has an annual turnover surpassing £260 million.


Photo: Ein Dahmer, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (Image cropped)

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