Geodis expands in France

France-based company, Transports Devoluy, has been acquired by Geodis Group.

This acquisition is reported to consolidate 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 specialising in distribution and express services to and from the Hautes-Alpes. It employs around 40 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.

“Transports DEVOLUY is recognised for its quality of service and its expertise in delivering to mountain regions,” said Geodis CEO France, Stéphane Cassagne.

“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 specialising in last-mile deliveries.

Geodis provides 24- and 48-hour groupage deliveries and express service in France. It makes 6,000 daily rounds and delivers approx. million packages per annum.

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