Scotts Group Acquires Parker Transport SW Ltd
We are delighted to announce that Willmott Transport’s parent company Stotts Group has acquired Parker Transport SW Ltd in Midsomer Norton, Somerset. Stotts Group also includes S&B Transport Services and Quarry Way Commercials and now operates across more than 10 sites within the South West region.
The acquisition will enhance Stotts Group’s presence in the Somerset area as the Group companies continue to expand and develop their core logistics activities, with over 125+ vehicles now operated collectively and warehousing space of over 450,000 sq ft.
Andy Stott, owner and director of Stotts Group commented: “The Parker Transport business has been built on solid foundations over a number of decades and is a successful and high achieving logistics company which will play a key role in the overall development of the Group ongoing as we continue our significant growth.
“Willmotts Transport has a large distribution warehouse on the same industrial estate in Midsomer Norton, so strategically this purchase consolidates our presence in the area. There are many similarities between our companies, and we will be keen to maintain the first-class standards already in place and to foster synergies and efficiencies between both businesses.”
Kelvin Parker, for Parker Transport, confirming the sale said “After many years as a family business we feel that the time is right to realise the opportunities which becoming part of a bigger group will bring. Stotts Group shares the same ethos as our company and will add resources and dimensions to further develop value-added logistics services to benefit customers of both businesses.”
“We will be maintaining the Parker Transport brand and we are delighted that the existing team will continue to lead the Parker Transport business within the Group. There will be no hallmark changes to the customer base or day to day activities. It will be very much business as usual for all the Parker Transport team and its customers.”
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