CRT Group has acquired one of Australia’s most reputable family-owned logistics companies Golden Bros.
CRT Group is a national business providing specialised transport and logistics solutions to customers in the polymer, food and industrial sectors, with six (6) national distribution centres and employing over 300 personnel.
CRT Group became part of Australian logistics giant, QR (Queensland Rail) in 2005. The announcement supports the national expansion strategy of QR, to provide a fully integrated national logistics service to the Australian marketplace. QR operates in every mainland state in Australia and is the nation’s largest rail company.
According to Mr Cameron Dunn, CEO of CRT Group, the acquisition of Golden Bros is an exciting move that will bring about many synergies.
“Prior to 2005, CRT Group was a family owned business and as such shares a strong affinity with Golden Bros, who have grown organically as a national business, whilst still maintaining a strong customer focus,” he says.
Golden Bros is a privately owned national logistics business that has provided specialist services to the plastics and chemicals industries for over 25 years.
The company manages seven (7) distribution centres across Australia, with a dedicated fleet and employing over 60 personnel.
Cameron Dunn says the significance of the acquisition as part of CRT Group’s strategy is an increased ability to grow the business and provide a high level of service to an expanding customer base.
“It is an exciting time, as the acquisition of Golden Bros will provide sustainable growth through the expansion of our business both geographically and also through the diversification into market sectors such as dangerous goods,” he explains.
“The strong foundation upon which the Golden Bros business has been built will enable CRT Group to offer an extensive range of services nationally,” Dunn says.
Golden Bros founder, Doug Golden who will work with CRT Group to facilitate the smooth assimilation of the companies, welcomed the acquisition.
“Both Golden Bros and CRT Group share a strong commitment to providing a superior service and we look forward to becoming part of an expanding national business,” he says.
“We’re extremely proud of what we have achieved over the past few decades and look forward to continuing to provide a premium service to the marketplace.”
For further information: Rebecca Smith Marketing & Communications Manager: 03 9290 1700
or Cameron Dunn, CEO CRT Group: 03 9290 1700