Toll Group Acquires NZ Freight Forwarder

Toll Group has announced the acquisition of Express Logistics Group (ELG), one of New Zealand’s largest freight forwarding companies. The latter currently operates 12 freight forwarding branches across New Zealand, Australia and the US, and also provides value adding warehouse and transport services to its customers. It is focused on serving the import and export […]


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Toll Group has announced the acquisition of Express Logistics Group (ELG), one of New Zealand’s largest freight forwarding companies. The latter currently operates 12 freight forwarding branches across New Zealand, Australia and the US, and also provides value adding warehouse and transport services to its customers. It is focused on serving the import and export requirements of apparel and footwear retailers in Australia and New Zealand, with the majority of its revenues coming from trans-Tasman trade and Australian and New Zealand freight movements from Greater China. “The acquisition of the Express Logistics Group is an example of our growth strategy for the Toll Global Forwarding (TGF) business,” said Toll Group’s MD, Paul Little. “ELG will add scale in Toll Global Forwarding’s key trade lanes in Asia and allow its customers to leverage off our existing network in the region. These volume gains and synergy benefits are key to our freight forwarding growth strategy.The additional revenue from the acquisition of approximately A$125 million (US$113 million) pa will cement TGF’s position as a leading provider of freight forwarding services in the Australian and New Zealand market,” continued Little. The acquisition price of approximately A$50 million will be funded from existing cash reserves and is expected to be Earnings Per Share (EPS) accretive in year one. Toll, www.toll.com.au



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