As a result of becoming a single business in the UK and centralising a number of key functions, the new company will have additional resource to strengthen key areas, specifically logistics operations and facilities, alongside customer services and account management.
Also, with the Group’s focus on port centric warehousing and logistics in the UK, the completion of the new purpose-built facility at Southampton’s Container Port, expected this summer, will increase Delamode International Logistics’ UK warehousing capability by 200,000 sq ft.
The integration and rebranding of the UK logistics division is part of wider integration and re-branding project across the UK freight forwarding division. Already, Anglia Forwarding Limited has become Delamode Anglia Limited and other parts of the UK freight forwarding division will incorporate the Delamode brand in the coming months. Similarly, the freight forwarding division is also centralising functions such as finance and customer services to gain the same advantages.
Robert Ross, CEO of Xpediator, said, “We share the same values and aspirations across the Group and so it makes sense to operate under a single brand, so that our clients easily recognise us and can see the breadth of the services we offer. Unlike many integration and simplification plans this is not about reducing employee numbers instead it is about growth and creating a new simplified structure removing complexity and providing sustainable solutions to our clients.”