The leading logistics company in North Wales has continued its expansion with the acquisition of a long established haulage business.
Delivery Solutions (Delsol) has bought Caernarfon-based haulier H.F. Owen Transport and Storage. Delsol purchased the company, which has been trading since 1972, for an undisclosed amount from the retiring owner Harry Owen. The company will continue to trade under the H.F.Owen name and three members of the founder’s family, including daughter Helen and son Harry junior, will continue with the business along with 10 other staff.
Delsol has also begun an upgrade of H.F.Owen’s fleet of vehicles. It means that Delsol, which has its own depot in Caernarfon as well as one in Sandycroft, now employs over 170 staff and has a fleet of more than 120 vehicles. The company, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019, offers parcel delivery, haulage, storage, pallet distribution, air and sea freight and transport of hazardous chemicals. Dave Phillips, Managing Director of Delsol, said: “We are delighted to have acquired the H.F.Owen business.
The company is well respected across North Wales and has a loyal customer base. “The purchase further consolidates Delsol’s position as the leading logistics business in the region.” The acquisition follows a successful 2019 for the company which increased revenues by 20%. This included increasing the number of deliveries from 1500 to 1650 each day, the expansion of its dedicated storage facility to 120,000 sq. ft. and the introduction of a new warehouse management system.