BDP acquires Rostrum

US-based BDP International (BDP) has acquired the UK’s Rostrum Forwarding. Rostrum will start trading under BDP’s name but still be run by its current managing director Bruce Pope.

“Rostrum and BDP represent a good fit between two like-minded companies,” said BDP’s chief operating officer John Bolte. “Beyond the competitive necessity of having a more substantive presence in the UK, it further enhances our flexibility and service capacity for customers between this vital market and the world.

“For Rostrum and its valued customers, joining the BDP family will mean access to a comprehensive suite of logistics information visibility tools and a solid presence in the world’s leading and emerging markets through our global network of offices and strategic partnerships in more than 120 countries,” he added.

“We recognized a respected brand in the industry could help us meet the challenges of the global economy and become an even more effective global enterprise for our customers,” said Rostrum’s Pope. “Just as important as we took this decision, BDP is one of the few family-owned, mid-sized companies in the international logistics industry whose success has been achieved the old fashioned way, by building enduring relationships with its customers. We are proud to be a part of the BDP family.”

As well as its Dartford, Kent, headquarters, Rostrum also has receiving depots in Birmingham, Bristol, Heathrow, Leeds, London and Manchester.

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