Two multi-generational family businesses bring together their logistics businesses

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Family-owned diversified business, J. & J. Denholm Limited (the Denholm Group), has announced the acquisition of freight forwarding and logistics company, John Good Logistics Limited. The acquisition will bring the stakeholders of both businesses the benefits of the enhanced size and scale while retaining the core values of delivering solutions and great service for their customers, values that have served both businesses so well through the years.

Trading as Good Logistics and operating from strategic locations around the UK, the multi-award-winning business provides global logistics, warehousing and distribution services. Prior to the acquisition by J. & J. Denholm, Good Logistics was part of sixth-generation family business, John Good Group. Similarly, fifth-generation family business, J. & J. Denholm, operates subsidiary companies across the logistics supply chain via the Denholm Logistics division. The Denholm Logistics businesses utilise a complementary port-centric model around the UK and Ireland. Looking to the immediate future, Good Logistics will trade alongside Denholm Logistics as a complementary sister business, utilising the combined expertise and experience of their people to provide market leading services for their customers.

“The acquisition of Good Logistics is an exciting move for our employees and customers in both businesses,” said Ben MacLehose, CEO of J. & J. Denholm. “Together, the size and scale of our combined logistics operations are amplified, strengthening our skills, resource network and purchasing power and enhancing the opportunities to efficiently manage the movement of freight on behalf of our customers. We have great people within our logistics businesses, now further strengthened by the addition of the Good Logistics team. We see a bright future and many further opportunities within the logistics sector as we move forward together.”

“The acquisition by J. & J. Denholm now cements the next long-term phase of Good Logistics,” added Alan Platt of Good Logistics. “The synergies of the two family businesses, with similar maritime roots, complementary logistics services and strong values, make the formal connection between Good Logistics and J. & J. Denholm a unique and exciting opportunity to grow the combined businesses together, benefitting both our customers and employees. As we move from one family to another, we are very much looking forward to many exciting times ahead.”

The acquisition of John Good Logistics Limited was completed by J. & J. Denholm Limited on 31st August 2021.


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