Orbital Marketing Services Group acquired by Menzies Distribution

Wednesday 28th November 2012

Orbital Marketing Services Group has been acquired by Menzies Distribution, part of John Menzies plc, in a multi-million pound deal.

Kent based Orbital was established 1972 and operates nine businesses across a number of sectors and locations. Its divisions  provide specialist logistics and marketing services facilities to over 3,000 UK and international organisations and employs over 500 people.  

Menzies Distribution’s primary activity is newspaper and magazine distribution and it also owns field marketing specialist The Network. Its sister division Menzies Aviation operates ground handling facilities at a number of airports.

Paul Markland will continue in his role as Managing Director of Orbital and existing management will continue to run the business. He said; “This is an exciting time for us with a strong and ambitious new parent keen to support our existing team in building on what has been achieved so far”.

Menzies Distribution’s Managing Director, David McIntosh, added, “Our acquisition of Orbital Marketing Services Group allows us to strengthen our core proposition in print media distribution and take advantage of new opportunities for growth.  We would like to extend a warm welcome to the whole Orbital team and we look forward to working with them and their customers in the future”.

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