Specialist Logistics Services Ltd (SLS) is a UK freight forwarder that offer a turnkey service for the movement of out of gauge and abnormal cargo and has been successfully delivering to clients old and new, for many years. It says it prides itself in offering bespoke solutions for the movement of all challenging cargo.
Following a long and successful career in project cargo, its owner and founder Martin Burgess decided to retire from the board with effect from April this year.
Reimer Ltd, which also owns Doherty Heavy Haulage, is now the new owner of SLS and its partner company Martin Burgess Logistics Ltd.
The new Managing Director of SLS, Hasan Huseyin, says: “I’m excited about the new takeover. I have a fantastic and knowledgeable team working alongside me and we all look forward to the bright future ahead.” Huseyin will also remain at the helm of Doherty heavy haulage.
Luton-based Doherty is well established in the field of heavy haulage with an ever-growing fleet of low-loaders, variety of specialist trailers and equipment. SLS and Doherty have worked together seamlessly for many years and described the takeover and merge of skills as an obvious choice and a smart business move.
This new takeover will enable SLS to directly utilise Doherty’s fleet of vehicles, offering more competitive rates on UK moves. However, both companies are still running independently.
Martin Burgess concludes: “I will always be indebted to my former directors and current colleagues for making the business the success it has become and the sheer hard work and effort has paid off in the end, allowing for the business to have bright future ahead of it under Reimer’s control.”