Kerry Logistics acquires two U.K. freight forwarding companies

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Kerry Logistics, a global provider of freight and logistics services, announced that it has acquired two freight forwarding companies in the United Kingdom: Bergen Freight Forwarding Ltd., based in Manchester in the North West of England; and Regency Forwarding Ltd. with headquarters in Yorkshire.

Bergen specializes in sea freight imports from India and the Far East, which will help to strengthen Kerry Logistics’ freight forwarding capabilities in the U.K. and Europe. Regency, which has its main office in Yeadon near Leeds Bradford Airport, offers airfreight, sea freight and international trailer movements for both imports and exports. Regency focuses on imports from the United States and Asia and exports to international destinations.

Kerry Logistics says the acquisitions, terms of which were not announced, extend its coverage across the industrial heartland of Yorkshire and the North East of England. “Bergen and Regency will strengthen the Kerry Logistics’ network in the U.K. and across Europe as well as extending our reach into the U.K.’s major manufacturing regions in the North of England,” says Gary Wilcock, managing director, Europe.