Alison Handling Services bought by logistics firm

Alison Handling Services of Kirkham has been bought by logistics firm PPS.

AlisonPPS, which moves 25 million trays and pallets per year on behalf of clients and operates from sites in Uttoxeter and Grimsby, made the acquisition following an investment of £4.9m by the Business Growth Fund.

Alison Handling Services specialises in new and used plastic boxes, containers and trays in the UK. The acquisition will enable PPS to expand its current services so that customers have access to a full range of packaging solutions and load carrying equipment. David Peggie, chief cxecutive of PPS, said: “We are proud to be able to take on the exceptional services and impressive customer base Alison Handling has created.

 Looking ahead, BGF’s long-term investment approach gives us the time and financial support to pursue the market opportunities that we know exist for PPS, including possible future acquisitions.”