Menzies Distribution has bought Inverness-based AJG Parcels for £7.5m.

AJG Parcels delivers about 9,000 packages each day and handles 800 pick-ups with a fleet of over 100 vehicles.

Menzies traditionally delivers newspapers and magazines overnight but sees the AJG acquisition as an important step to unlocking the potential of daytime business.

The purchase was an important step in building on Menzies’ print media distribution business, said MD Forsyth Black. “It allows us to participate in the fast-growing market of parcel delivery and collection.” he added. “The acquisition further underlines our appeal for cost-efficient deliveries to the North and rural West of Scotland.”