First Logistics Acquisition in B.C
Toronto, Ontario – Manitoulin Transport has purchased Trident Freight Logistics Inc., of Surrey, B.C. The acquisition, which is Manitoulin’s first logistics purchase in B.C., further strengthens the national scope of Manitoulin’s logistics division which now has five operations centres across Canada.
Established in 1998, Trident brings more than 20 years of logistics experience and expertise to its customers which are primarily in the mining, heavy machinery, steel and pipe, and rail road industries. Specializing in long haul moves within Canada and the United States, Trident has a particular strength in transporting over-dimensional and temperature-controlled loads, conveyancy, and projects.
“Bringing Trident into the group enhances the flexibility of our ground transportation offerings, ” said Jeff King, president, Manitoulin Transport. “This enables us to accommodate the bigger, more complex and highly customized moves. We will continue to expand our logistics division through acquisitions and organic growth in-keeping with our commitment to always anticipate customers’ needs and find new and better ways to provide them with convenience, quality, and choice, wherever they may be.”
“Joining Manitoulin is an exciting opportunity for Trident’s customers,” said Mike Davies, founder and president, Trident Freight Logistics Inc. “We are thrilled to become part of a company that we feel sure will continue to provide the degree of care and service that we have provided over the years and which can also provide our customers with easy access to many additional service offerings which can greatly benefit their business.”
“We are always looking to build out our supply chain services to ensure Manitoulin Group of Companies provides a national scope with all of our offerings,” said Gord Smith, CEO, Manitoulin Group of Companies. “Trident is an excellent fit and we are very pleased to bring into Manitoulin an organization that demonstrates a commitment to their customers and quality service. We are looking forward to introducing Trident’s customers to the many additional services that Manitoulin Group of Companies offers. I have great confidence that we will be able to help them reach their supply chain goals and be their partner for any future growth that they are anticipating.”
Trident will continue to operate under its existing brand for the foreseeable future.
Manitoulin Transport is a leading North American transportation and logistics solutions provider. As a single-source carrier, it offers a wide array of transportation solutions, including; expedited less-than-truckload and truckload, transborder, intermodal, private fleet, guaranteed service, heavy haul, temperature-controlled, dangerous goods and supply chain management. Manitoulin leverages its extensive network to service major urban and rural areas. In North America, its distribution coverage consists of 82 Canadian terminals and 200 U.S. service centres. All these solutions are assisted by its state-of-the-art technology that provides customers with 24 x 7 critical shipping information to manage and complete their supply chain processes. For more information visit www.manitoulintransport.com. Manitoulin Transport is a member of Manitoulin Group of Companies.
About Manitoulin Group of Companies
Manitoulin Group of Companies is Canada’s leading privately owned transportation and logistics solutions provider. It has over 50 years’ experience servicing a variety of industries and some of the world’s largest organizations. As a single-source provider, it is able to create operational synergies that compound efficiencies across the supply chain. Its offerings include; expedited less-than-truckload/truckload, crating, customs brokerage, international freight forwarding, global time critical delivery, residential and commercial moving, heavy haul, logistics, warehousing, projects and supply chain management. Manitoulin leverages its extensive network to connect businesses across Canada and around the world. For more information, please visit www.manitoulingroup.com.