Menzies Distribution with its headquarters based in Edinburgh is expanding at all speed with the reporting in February 2016 of its third courier company acquisition within a year, the aberdeen courier company called Thistle Couriers. This company was operating throughout Aberdeen City and the Grampian Area since 1998. Menzies had stated that the third purchase was part of it`s plan to expand into the ever popular internet shopping sector of the UK market.
The initial purchase was of AJG, a Inverness based company that has been expanding in it`s delivery of parcels for the last 20 years reaching 9,000 deliveries on a daily basis by 100 vehicles. The second purchase was for an Oban package delivery company to improve their deliveries to remote parts of Scotland, this company was smaller in size than AJG with only around 45 delivery vehicles.
With all this expansion means that Menzies Distribution can have a greater influence throughout Scotland with regards to it`s logistic operations. We shall see how much influence this competition in our Scottish Sector will have over the coming years.