Denholm Global Logistics Acquires African Logistics Marketing

29th June 2020

Logistics BusinessDenholm Global Logistics Acquires African Logistics Marketing

Freight-forwarding business Denholm Global Logistics has bought African Logistics Marketing, enhancing its air freight capability and reinforcing its well-established African presence.

African Logistics Marketing, based at Dolphin Industrial Estate, Sunbury, Middlesex, is a specialist air freight business, focusing, as the trading name indicates, on the UK-African trade. The founder of the business, Richard Geary, has vast experience in the African market, having worked for blue-chip companies trading in Africa, such as Ocean Group, Elder Dempster, and SDV, before setting up his own business. Richard joins Denholm Global Logistics as Air Freight Director and brings with him a team of four: Graeme Hearne (Branch Manager); Andrew Parsons (Operations Manager); David Borg; and Sean McGuigan, who each have extensive experience in the air freight and African trade.

The acquisition significantly strengthens the air freight capability of Denholm Global Logistics and complements its existing worldwide service offering. It also builds on the business’ already strong African presence, gained by the purchase of African sea freight specialist, Bennett & McMahon, in 2017.

As of the 1st June 2020, African Logistics Marketing has been trading as a branch of Denholm Global Logistics, which is headed by Managing Director Mike McMahon. Commenting on the acquisition, Mr. McMahon said: “I am delighted that African Logistics Marketing has joined Denholm Global Logistics. Richard Geary and his colleagues have a wealth of experience, both in air freight and in African trade. Their expertise complements our African and global credentials and enhances the flexible and innovative freight forwarding solutions Denholm Global Logistics provides to our clients.”

Denholm Global Logistics is a company of Denholm Logistics Group, one of the four divisions of diversified family-owned business The Denholm Group. Based in Liverpool and led by family member Niall Denholm, Denholm Logistics Group provides all aspects of logistics, and operates businesses not only in forwarding, but also warehousing, distribution, stevedoring, port agency and vessel chartering. The business has experienced significant growth over the last ten years, through its strategy of acquisition and organic expansion in the UK and Ireland.