Menzies Distribution has acquired Bibby Distribution, a leading UK logistics and supply chain services business, that will add 38 new operating sites and a large, young fleet to Menzies’ well-established platform.
Over 35 years, Bibby Distribution has built an end-to-end supply chain platform that provides solutions for its customers across a number of sectors including paper and packaging and consumer products. Bibby Distribution’s customers include an array of grocery retailers and blue-chip organizations across a range of sectors.
In synergizing the networks and fleet, the scale of the combined business operations between Menzies and Bibby Distribution will amount to almost 5,000 employees, 4,000 vehicles and 100 depot locations.
Commenting on the acquisition, Greg Michael (above), chief executive officer of Menzies, said, “We are delighted to acquire Bibby Distribution. We believe that through combining the complementary business with Menzies, there are significant opportunities to grow both businesses through unlocking further geographical capability and expanding services to both sets of customers.
“For both our businesses’ customers, it will be very much business as usual and we look forward to supporting their growth in the coming years. Our ambitious plans for expansion underpin our absolute commitment to all our customers across all our markets. We are delighted to welcome our new colleagues to the next chapter of our combined growth strategy.”
Richard Morson, chief executive officer of Bibby Distribution, added, “Menzies is the ideal partner for taking [Bibby Distribution’s] achievements of the last 35 years to the next level. Our shared values of outstanding reliability, strong relationships and heritage underpin the compelling prospect of an enlarged group taking the lead on quality and innovation in UK logistics.
“Menzies’ smart approach to supply chain solutions for its customers and pioneering investment in electric vehicle technology show it is a truly future-focused business and we are very much looking forward to embarking on this new journey.”