The company was established in 2006 by David and Peter Colley (pictured) who also manage the company. It employs 45 staff, most of who are van drivers and operates 30 temperature-controlled vans.
With today’s acquisition of the fish delivery service company Colley Brothers Ltd, DFDS has further strengthened its services to the UK Seafood Industry.
Colley Brothers is based in Grimsby and delivers fresh fish from Grimsby and other ports to wholesalers and fish & chip shops throughout the UK
The company was established in 2006 by David and Peter Colley who also manage the company. It employs 45 staff, most of who are van drivers and operates 30 temperature-controlled vans. Annual revenues are about GBP 2.3 million.
“We are very pleased to welcome our 45 new colleagues to DFDS. I am also extremely pleased that David and Peter Colley have agreed to continue managing the service and help us consolidate it into DFDS’ current activities in Grimsby,” says Eddie Green, Head of BU Cold Chain
Eddie Green, Vice President and Head of BU Cold Chain
“The acquisition will greatly enhance our operation in Grimsby where we will be able to consolidate our important businesses servicing the Seafood Industry further. It will broaden our range of activities and enable us to offer express delivery as a new activity. It will also add a number of well-established companies to our client list and help us increase the load fill in our current network, and thus increase efficiency to the benefit of our customers.”
“Colley Brothers is an extremely well-run company with a good reputation that will help us gain a stronger foothold in a number of areas in which the company has extensive experience,” Eddie says.
Niklas Andersson, EVP of the Logistics Division, says: “This is another strong move by Eddie and his team in BU Cold Chain in line with our Win23 strategy’s ambition of creating new growth in selected industries. I congratulate the team, welcome our new colleagues to DFDS and am very pleased that we enhance our service to an important industry.”
Niklas Andersson, Executive Vice President and Head of Logistics Division