CitySprint has acquired courier company Astral Couriers, which is based in Dorset in the UK.
Established in 1995 as a single-van company, Astral has grown to offer customers courier services both nationwide and across the world. According to CitySprint, Astral’s service specialism aligns with its same-day expertise, and the deal will see CitySprint strengthen its presence in the southwest of the UK. The deal is CitySprint’s second acquisition in 2022, after the purchase of Manchester, UK courier business EcoSpeed. These deals form part of CitySprint’s ongoing growth strategy, supported by the acquisition of regional courier businesses.
Gary West, CEO of CitySprint, commented, “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. 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.”