Logistics group grows with Star acquisition

Logistics provider Bomfords Group has announced the acquisition of Star Transport & Warehousing.

The acquisition of Thetford-based Star comes 16 months after the acquisition of Bomfords and will position the group as one of East Anglia’s leading logistics providers.

The two companies have a combined fleet of 100 artics, 40 rigids, 210 trailers and 65,000sqft of shared user warehousing space.

Commenting on the acquisition, Ian Howell, Managing Director at Bomfords Group, said: “Star has a fantastic reputation for delivering the highest levels of customer service and has an enviable and loyal client base.

“I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the Marriott family who have been a pleasure to deal with on the acquisition and will remain in the Star business for a period of time to ensure a smooth handover.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with the Star team, its customers and suppliers in 2021 and beyond.”

Bomfords Group provides a high-end home delivery service for large, bulky home furnishing items such as white goods, home electricals, upholstery and mattresses.