Gregory Distribution (Holdings) Ltd has acquired Pollock (Holding) Ltd and its subsidiaries Pollock (Scotrans) Ltd and Pollock Express Ltd. The business is headquartered in Bathgate, West Lothian, in central Scotland.
Pollock is one of Scotland’s best known brands and like Gregory, is a private family-owned business with a strong reputation for customer service gained over more than 80 years of trading.
With 150 vehicles and 200+ staff, Pollock is a significant addition to the Gregory Group and will operate alongside Gregory Distribution, ARR Craib and its Scottish JV Hayton Coulthard.
This acquisition will considerably enhance Gregory’s already significant presence in the Scottish transport and logistics market particularly as it includes over 55,000 sq ft of warehousing located at the Bathgate headquarters.
John Gregory said: “Pollock is an iconic name in the U.K. transport industry, with more than 80 years of serving many fantastic companies, both within Scotland and to and from England.
We will be maintaining the strong Pollock brand and we are delighted that Scott Pollock will continue to lead the Pollock business within the group. It will be very much business as usual for all of the Pollock team and its customers”.
Scott Pollock said: “After 80 years as a family business we feel that the time is right for Pollock to become part of a bigger group and I look forward to realising the opportunities which this brings. As a family owned company, Gregory’s shares the same values as ourselves”.