UPS is to buy Irish express operator Nightline Logistics Group in a move that will make it one of the top local shippers in Ireland.
Initially, the two brands will operate separately, but over time the businesses will be integrated.
Jim Barber, president of UPS International, said: “Nightline will complement our existing services, increasing delivery density, while also adding innovative new service options. We also look forward to bringing UPS’s extensive healthcare, high-tech and other specialised logistics expertise to the many Irish companies that specialise in these markets.”
Nightline is a privately held company and terms of the deal have not been revealed. Co-founder and chief executive John Tuohy said: “As we celebrate over two decades in business, this is the right time in the company’s evolution to join the world’s largest parcel delivery company – one with a reputation for taking care of its people and a culture that aligns well with our own.”
Nightline’s Parcel Motel service offers a virtual address that allows customers to manage their online shopping deliveries. The service is similar to UPS Access Point lockers and creates the potential for network synergies.