GEODIS acquires Transports DEVOLUY
FRANCE : One of the leading players in freight transport in the Hautes-Alpes department of France, Transports DEVOLUY has joined the GEODIS group, French number one for Distribution and Express services.
This acquisition consolidates GEODIS’s foothold in one of the few parts of France where the Group does not have a direct presence in the groupage business. This new asset strengthens its 12/24- and 24/48-hour distribution capacity in the Hautes-Alpes.
Founded in 1932, transports DEVOLUY is a family-owned company specializing in distribution and express services to and from the Hautes-Alpes. It employs around forty people and runs a fleet of about sixty vehicles. A long-standing partner of GEODIS, Transports DEVOLUY delivers more than 1,200 parcels per day throughout the department, from Gap to Briançon, including distribution to winter sports resorts during the winter.
Stéphane Cassagne, CEO France for GEODIS, said: “Transports DEVOLUY is recognized for its quality of service and its expertise in delivering to mountain regions. Our long-standing partnership will be the basis for a successful integration as part of GEODIS. I am very glad to welcome the 46 employees of Transports DEVOLUY to our French network of 110 Distribution & Express agencies.”
Yann Pacalet, Chairman of Transports DEVOLUY, said: “After several decades of partnership, it feels quite natural for Transports DEVOLUY to become part of the GEODIS group. For the company, for our employees and for our customers, this merger will create new openings.”
Distribution & Express is the GEODIS Line of Business specializing in last-mile deliveries. GEODIS is the French leader for 24- and 48-hour groupage deliveries and for express service. Thanks to its 110 agencies covering the whole of France, and sharing uniform processes and a common culture of excellence, GEODIS makes 6,000 daily rounds, representing the delivery of approximately 100 million packages each year.