Gregory Distribution has acquired fellow Devon based logistics provider M&D Transport.
M&D’s 33 employees will transfer to Gregory under TUPE from 1 August 2014.
The firm operates 22 tractor units and 35 trailers from its depot in Great Torrington.
Dave Stapleton, former owner of M&D said: “We are delighted to be announcing this deal with GDL and see it as a very positive step for our customers and our people. It will enable us to continue to grow the business and expand our service offering to our customers.”
Gregory’s finance director, Angela Butler, said: “We have enjoyed a long standing working relationship with M&D, and the purchase of the business will complement our existing refrigerated transport operations and create new opportunities for us.
“I am particularly delighted that Cathy & David Stapleton, the owners of M & D, will also transfer and join the GDL business, bringing years of transport experience with them,” she said.
The Gregory Group provides temperature controlled transport services to a wide range of customers in the South West, the South Coast and the Midlands.
Last year Gregory was behind the purchase of South West Deliveries’ former Truro depot by Cornwall-based Kay Transport which it owns, as well as buying Oxford based Interoute Transport Services and Chichester based Philson Haulage.