Carousel is a personalised outsourced logistics provider that designs and manages bespoke solutions for clients with time critical, specialist or high-touch customer care needs. Carousel has an extensive range of international clients for whom it delivers complete, flexible supply chain solutions including e-fulfilment, procurement, warehouse, distribution, reverse logistics and in-night services. Carousel puts technology at its heart, including an 'Innovation Hub' designing tailored solutions for clients. Carousel is headquartered in Sittingbourne, Kent and led by brothers Graham and Michael Martin.
Supporting a business’ growth from A to B
- The investment by Livingbridge has supported continued business expansion within the UK and continental Europe, as well as the continued innovation of Carousel’s IT offering as it grows its presence within existing and new business sectors.
- Louise Kingston, Livingbridge, said,“We first met the team back in 2010, since when we maintained a regular dialogue. This enabled us to gain a good understanding of both the business and the aspirations of the team. We are delighted to have invested in Carousel and look forward to working alongside the team to accelerate the growth of the business.”
- In 2016 Carousel acquired AYS Logistics as part of its ongoing acquisition strategy. AYS Logistics services include time-critical and express deliveries, warehousing, specialist two-man deliveries, as well as same-day transport solutions for various items including those that require careful handling or additional security.
- In 2017 Carousel merged with Germany-based LSi Logistik, to advance its service capabilities and to offer even better solutions for its clients. By bringing together infrastructure, networks and assets, the new pan-European partnership allowed Carousel to extend its global footprint of and offer existing clients an even wider service offering and enhance its existing operations.
Carousel acquired BDA in 2019, cementing its position as an industry leader underpinned by cutting edge technology. The acquisition is the largest in the business’ history and increases company revenues by more than 50%.
“Having got to know the team at Livingbridge over the past 3 years it is clear that they are the ideal partner for developing the business in line with our continued UK and European growth aspirations.”
Graham Martin, Managing Director, Carousel Logistics
Livingbridge first meets management team
Livingbridge invest in Carousel Logistics
Carousel Logistics expands into an additional 10,000 square feet at the Eurolink Business Park in Kent.
Carousel acquires AYS Logistics
Merger with LSi Logistik
Carousel acquires BDA
Awarded John Deere’s Highest Supplier Rating for the third consecutive year
Awarded Growth Company of the Year at The Logistics Award 2019