CitySprint acquires Astral Couriers

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UK same-day delivery network CitySprint, today announced its acquisition of Dorset-based Astral Couriers to expand its fleet in the south-west of England.

Astral Couriers was established in 1995 and has been providing logistics services from its base in Dorset ever since. Astral already have the necessary infrastructure to support CitySprint’s work as they currently offer same-day courier services.

CitySprint has a fleet of more than 3,500 vehicles and claims to be able to reach 88% of the mainland UK within 60 minutes.

Gary West, Chief Executive of CitySprint, has reassured existing Astral customers about the change, saying: “Looking ahead, it remains very much business as usual for Astral’s customers. There will be no changes to their current service or account contacts, but they can now enjoy access to our wider courier network and nationwide logistics service offering.”

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