Seabourne News

10-05-2009Acquisition of Inxpress (Pty) Ltd South Africa by Seabourne Express Courier Ltd

Pan-European express courier, specialist freight and mailing fulfilment supplier Seabourne Express Courier Ltd. announced their second major acquisition in the last 10 months of InXpress (Pty) Ltd in South Africa.

On 6th May 2009, Seabourne Express Courier (Pty) Ltd, South Africa acquired the four trading companies of InXpress in South Africa with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban. The company will now be known as Seabourne Inxpress Ltd, South Africa.

“This acquisition continues our policy of international growth and expansion and we have no doubt that it will immediately strengthen our reputation in South Africa” highlighted Daniel Flitterman, Managing Director of Seabourne Express Courier Ltd.

Seabourne has an established network of pan-European offices offering express courier, freight and mailing fulfilment services. InXpress has an established domestic and international network within South Africa that provides a door to door delivery of time-sensitive items on a time – definitive basis. It is one of the core strategies of InXpress to remain flexible and responsive to the changing needs of the customer and the industry through tailor made solutions.

“This is an exciting milestone for our business and we look forward to scaling our growth as part of the Seabourne Express Courier Group”, says Ezelle Harris, Director of Seabourne Inxpress (Pty) Ltd.

The acquisition will help the combined company to achieve economies of scale as well as crafting more value for the customers. The acquisition of InXpress allows Seabourne to expand further into the fast growing South African market focusing on a strong internal emphasis on efficiency and effectiveness which will be the core components for gaining a competitive advantage in this market.

Notes to Editors:

InXpress was established in 2002. They developed their own domestic and international network and introduced a full range of domestic and international courier and mail services. InXpress provides a door to door delivery of time-sensitive items on a time – definitive basis. They are headquartered in Johannesburg with offices in Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban.

Seabourne was founded in 1962. Their offerings include freight and fulfilment services as well as international express courier and specialist shipping for Fine Art and Antiques. Headquartered at Thorpe with offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Maastricht, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Paris, Lyon, & Cape Town they are members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) and the Association of International Courier and Express Services (AICES).

Contact:

Daniel J Flitterman,

Managing Director

Seabourne Express Courier Limited

01784 222800

dflitterman@seabourne-express.com

www.seabourne-express.com