Dachser expands with North West takeover

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German group Dachser has taken over JA Leach Transport of Rochdale, giving it a presence in the North West and adding to the existing branch offices in Northampton and Dartford.

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Leach operates a fleet of 40 vehicles and has over 7,300 square metres of warehouse space. The Rochdale base is near the M62 corridor and within easy reach of Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Hull.

Dachser now has sales of  3.24 billion euros and employs 17,500 staff at 306 sites around the world. UK managing director Nick Lowe said: “This investment will strengthen our market position in the UK and create operational synergies with Dachser’s established international network. Customers will benefit from the combination of a regional presence and our integrated pan-European pallet and full-load services as well as Dachser’s global network.”

And John Leach said: “I am delighted that my business, which was started by my Grandfather in 1910, will be passing into a very safe pair of hands with Dachser. I am sure that this development will present great opportunities for all our staff and customers.”

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