Culina buys Great Bear to create £400m business

Culina has reached agreement to take over Great Bear Distribution creating a £400 million turnover business employing 5,000 people.

Details of the deal are to be finalised over the coming weeks. “Great Bear and Culina are absolutely complementary businesses, two strong organisations with great reputations, two like-minded companies with similar cultures. This is an excellent fit which is going to be fantastic for staff and for clients,” said Culina chief executive Thomas van Mourik.

The merged business will have 7.5m sq ft of warehousing and 600 vehicles.

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