DHL Supply Chain Australia, part of the Deutsche Post Group (DPDHL), says it is acquiring the Glen Cameron Group, a national logistics company specialising in road freight and contract logistics.
It says the Glen Cameron Group operates a fleet of 1000 trucks and trailers and has more than 820 employees around Australia.
“This is a unique opportunity for DHL Supply Chain to add additional high-quality transport services to our warehouse and transport solutions in Australia,” Steve Thompsett, CEO, DHL Supply Chain Australia, and New Zealand, says.
“We look forward to offering a fuller range of transport services to existing and new customers,” he adds.
He says DHL is well recognised for having a strong warehouse base and with this acquisition, it will be strengthening its offer with four services: Domestic Nationwide General Freight, Domestic Nationwide Express, Specialised Services, and Contract Logistics Transport – including dedicated solutions for customers.
DHL Supply Chain says its acquisition of the Glen Cameron Group will strengthen its position in the evolving Australian road freight market by creating one of the largest logistics companies in the country with combined revenue of more than $1 billion.
“Since founding the Glen Cameron Group 47 years ago, and over the last five decades, we have built a successful, diverse, and resilient business,” Glen Cameron, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Glen Cameron Group, says.
“What began as one eight-ton truck in 1975 has evolved to be one of Australia’s largest transport and logistic business,” he adds. He says together with DHL, they can take business to the next level.
DHL says the Glen Cameron Group is recognised as a leader in freight and contract logistics, and that it will benefit from the Cameron Logistics’ team’s expertise in the consumer and grocery sectors.
“I’m excited to see the Glen Cameron Group join with DHL,” Glen says.
“Together, we can increase our footprint,” he adds.
He says with DHL Supply Chain’s backing, Glen Cameron Group has an opportunity to invest in growth and open new opportunities for its employees.
He continues: “this marks an important milestone to continue an important legacy in the Australian transportation industry.”
DHL Supply Chain notes the Glen Cameron Group will benefit from its large-scale network in more than 220 countries, and global forwarding expertise in air, ocean, and road freight to ensure strong development opportunities for the business, its customers, and its employees.
“This acquisition signifies our commitment to grow the business in Australia, enhancing our service offering to provide the best solution to our customers,” Terry Ryan, CEO, DHL Supply Chain at Asia Pacific, says.
“The supply chain is evolving quickly and with significant transport operational capability, we will be more agile, respond faster to changing demands, and continue to deliver on our promises,” he adds.
DHL Supply Chain says this strategic acquisition in contract distribution, interstate transport, and freight solutions complements its portfolio across all Australian states and territories.
It adds that it is in line with DPDHL’s strategic focus to strengthen its core logistics business and deliver long-term growth.
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