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Acquisition of PJL Freight Solutions Limited

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Simpex Express are excited to announce the acquisition of PJL Freight Solutions Limited.

PJL merges with the Simpex Leeds office effective from 01.08.2023 with all activities going forward under the Simpex name.

Founded by Phil Linley in 2008, PJL has operated with an emphasis on great customer and personal service, building on his many years’ experience in Air and Sea freight.

Steve Clark then joined Phil in 2018 and together they have worked as a close-knit team, combining their wealth of experience that encompasses the entire shipping industry throughout their careers.

Phil Linley, Managing Director at PJL explained, “It was last year that I started thinking about stepping down from PJL after over 40 years in the industry and having worked with Simpex as a supplier for some time, I could see how ‘customer focused’ they were and thought they would be the perfect fit to acquire PJL. It’s a great comfort that when the time comes to move on, I know the PJL customers will be in very good hands. Since spending a little time with the Simpex team this year, I feel the combination of experience and services we offer as a group will really benefit all involved.’

Celebrating 10 years in August, the Simpex Leeds office strengthened its team in February with the appointment of Anita Thewliss. With Anita’s strong background in Air and Sea, her arrival has been welcomed in anticipation for PJL’s arrival.

Dave Brown, General Manager at Simpex Express commented, “PJL have a great reputation with their clients for excellent customer service and this completely aligns with our business. They will bring volume and expertise to our Air and Sea freight services, which have been growing year-on-year, and we’re hopeful of being able to introduce their clients to our well known road express services too.”

With PJL’s vast experience of global air freight, sea freight – including FCL, LCL, Project Cargo, export packing, cross trade, and customs clearance – Simpex are more confident than ever in assisting any client, with any enquiry, to any destination.

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