Kreiss expands UK operations

Kreiss SIA (“Kreiss”), a Latvian headquartered European transport and logistics group, has acquired C Neil Dowson Limited (“C Neil Dowson”), a haulage and distribution business based in Immingham Docks.

Kreiss provides transportation for goods, including pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, hazardous cargo, and frozen and perishable goods, across Europe. The business currently has offices in six different countries, a fleet of 2,000 trucks and trailers, and employs around 2,400 staff.

A team from Weightmans LLP, led by Paul Raftery, provided legal advice to Kreiss on the acquisition, its first in the UK.

Founded in 1990 by Neil and Julie Dowson, C Neil Dowson provides haulage services throughout the UK.

The business boasts a fleet of tractor units, skeletal trailers, forklifts, and its own yard, located one mile from one of Europe’s largest ports, Immingham Docks in Lincolnshire, all of which will be acquired by Kreiss as part of the deal.