TDG Limited

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TDG Limited
Private
Industry Supply chain management
Logistics
Founded 1922
Defunct 2011
Headquarters London, England, UK
Key people
Mike Branigan, CEO
Revenue £662.1 million (2009)
Number of employees
6,500 (2009)
Parent Norbert Dentressangle
Website www.tdg.eu.com

TDG Limited was a goods transportation, distribution, warehousing and supply chain management company based in England with offices also in Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Hungary and Germany.

History[edit]

The Company was formed in 1922 as The General Lighterage Co Ltd.[1] It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1950 and changed its name to Transport Development Group in 1957.[1] It started to expand into Europe in 1963 and acquired Van Straaten in the Netherlands in 1999.[2] The name changed to TDG plc in 2000.[1] The Company acquired IWT Holdings, an Irish logistics business, in 2001,[3] Mond & Cie, a Belgian logistics business, in 2006[4] and Doman S.A., a Spanish logistics business, in 2007.[5]

In 2008 TDG was taken private by the Laxey Investment Trust (later renamed Douglas Bay Capital) through Laxey Logistics Ltd and was subsequently removed from London Stock Exchange.[6]

On the 26 November 2010 Norbert Dentressangle reached an agreement to buy Laxey Logistics Ltd (which owns 100% of TDG Ltd and all its subsidiaries) from Douglas Bay Capital. The transaction was completed on the 29 March 2011 following approval from the European Commission.[7][8]

Activities[edit]

The company is organised into four sectors; Transport and Distribution, Warehousing and Storage, International Services and Support Services [9] and offers the following services:[10]

  • Logistics warehousing and shared user warehousing
  • Transport logistics, hazardous goods transport, bulk and packed chemical transport
  • Distribution logistics, 3PL, High-Cube transport network
  • Flexible end-to-end supply chain management
  • Bulk chemical storage and hazardous goods warehousing
  • Temperature controlled warehousing and distribution
  • International freight forwarding by air, sea or road
  • 4PL services that maximise efficiency and reduce costs
  • Customs brokerage services
  • Value added services including: tank cleaning, drumming, blending, mixing, contract packing and IBC cleaning and management.

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