Maritime Group Ltd has acquired Aegeus Transport Ltd, the holding company for Roadways Container Logistics Ltd. The acquistion includes the entire company, employees and assets of Roadways, the fourth-largest container transport company in the UK.
"This is an exciting and strategic move and a really excellent fit with Maritime. Altogether the combined business will provide much greater scale, scope and services for customers," said John Williams, Maritime's group managing director.
The deal includes 374 employees, a fleet of 241 vehicles, sites at Hainault, Felixstowe, Leeds, Manchester, Nursling in Southampton, and the company's state-of-the-art Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal (BIFT) at Birch Coppice in Tamworth.
"As a committed market leader, I believe Maritime offers the best long-term future for the business and we look forward to working with Roadways customers, suppliers and employees," said Williams.
“This is a strategic move and a really excellent fit with Maritime. Altogether the combined business will provide much greater scale, scope and service.”
The combined business will operate a fleet of over 1,300 vehicles and an unrivalled UK transport and storage network with Railports at Tamworth and Tilbury and depots at every major gateway and consumer conurbation, creating a resource base, capability and scale economies which Maritime says will enable it to continue to deliver first-class services for its customers.