Menzies Distribution extends reach across Scotland

Scotland based Menzies Distribution has acquired JBT Distribution in a deal that will add 200 vehicles to its fleet and six sites to its estate.

JBT Distribution is based in Bathgate, West Lothian and has depts in Aberdeen, Inverness, East Kilbride, Lerwick (Shetland) and Kirkwall (Orkney). It is a logistics and supply chain services business with revenues of more than £23 million.

According to Menzies Distribution the acquisition will extend its geographical reach in Scotland and add to its expanding range of B2B logistics services.

Commenting on the acquisition, Greg Michael, Chief Executive Officer of Menzies, said: “We are gaining momentum at pace as we execute our ambitious strategy for growth and are delighted to acquire JBT. 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 in Scotland and throughout the UK and Ireland. 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 and working with Robert Gordon, Donald Carmichael and the rest of the team at JBT to help deliver this. We warmly welcome our new colleagues and look forward to the next phase of our journey as an enlarged group.”

Robert Gordon, Director of JBT Distribution, added: “The Directors of JBT Distribution are delighted to announce the acquisition by Menzies Distribution. We believe that Menzies is aligned with the future strategic and growth plan in the sectors in which we operate and will enhance the service offering of the business both locally and nationally. There will be exciting and new opportunities for the staff at JBT, whose dedicated input to the business has taken it to the position it is in today. We wish them all continued success within the larger business group and know they will continue to support the customer base with the same level of dedication that has always been evidenced.”

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