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Denholm Logistics acquires Arends International

Denholm Logistics Limited today announced the acquisition of the multi-disciplined logistics provider, Arends International Limited in a deal which further strengthens Denholm’s position as one of the largest privately-owned logistics providers in the UK.

With headquarters in Liverpool, Denholm Logistics is a trading division of the J&J Denholm Group, the Glasgow industrial and shipping conglomerate. The business has over two hundred years of trading history and a reputation built on traditional values and a high quality of customer service.

Both Denholm Logistics and Arends International are full service logistics providers combining worldwide air, sea, and road freight, warehousing and distribution services. In addition, Denholm Logistics services the port agency and short sea shipping sectors.

Michael Beveridge, Managing Director of Denholm Logistics, commented “Arends is an excellent fit for us as both organisations share similar ethics in terms of our integrity and service quality and we both value our reputations for honesty and fair dealing. As well as strengthening our UK coverage and further enhancing the range of services we offer, this acquisition adds significant turnover to the business boosting our buying power and presence in the market.”

The acquisition takes Denholm Logistics owned office network to 38 with offices in all major UK ports and cities. Internationally, the business will operate from established facilities in Houston, USA and Dubai, UAE. Arends International was founded in 1981 rising to become one of the leading multi-disciplined logistics providers in the North West. Operating from 100,000 sq ft of modern, high security warehousing and office facilities in Newton-le-Willows, near Warrington and London, the business is best known for its ability to deliver a high quality tailored service to its clients including a number of well-known High Street brands. Arends has a turnover in excess of £50m and employs 85 staff between Newton-le-Willows and London.

Arends will continue to operate under its own banner, with all the senior management and staff team remaining in their current roles. Phil Arends, Managing Director, commented, “This is an exciting time in the Company’s development. The acquisition by such a quality organisation as Denholm will enable us to further develop our 6 acre site at Newton-le-Willows and help us enhance our established services with the Far East, Turkey and mainland Europe. I firmly believe this to be an excellent deal for the Company, it's staff and it’s customers.”


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