Carrick-based PAGE Tasmanian Freight has announced the recent acquisition of Sydney business Allalong Tasmanian Searoads.
The acquisition gives PAGE full ownership of Allalong business which was formed by transport industry pioneer and entrepreneur, Ray Cant in the early 1980s.
The offshoot of the 80 year old Page Transport, PAGE Tasmanian Freight boasts depots in Sydney, Melbourne, Launceston and Hobart operating in the niche Tasmanian transport sector.
According to Geoff Page, PAGE Transport Chairman, the decision to acquire Allalong aligns with the company's strategic focus on providing exceptional customer experience through professional and family culture to gain a foothold into the Sydney to Tasmania market.
“We are pleased to welcome Allalong staff into the PAGE family and look forward to capitalising on some of the synergies between the businesses, including our heavy fleet business Page Transport,” he said in a recent statement.
Acquiring Allalong will help expedite growth plans of PAGE Tasmanian Freight while augmenting the supply chain with new transport options for Tasmanian producers and mainland-based manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.
Allalong Managing Director John Cant said it was a great outcome for its clients and employees.
“We are happy that the Allalong is becoming a part of a company which has a deep Tasmanian heritage and good family values,” he said.
Raj Singh, PAGE Tasmanian Freight CEO, who has a reputation for capitalising on industry gaps within the transport industry, has been instrumental in the growth strategy which included the acquisition which is anticipated to enhance trade options between Tasmania and the mainland.
Companies with the latest systems in the large freight profile offering a direct Sydney to Tasmania freight service were scarce according to Singh.
“Expanding into this market will enable us to provide customers with additional services such as 'Express' between Sydney and Tasmania," he said.
“This move provides certainty for Allalong employees and clients. PAGE will be able to seamlessly deliver continued customer care and offer innovative solutions to Allalong client base,” said Singh.
“We have significant expertise in creating highly effective distribution solutions for our customers. Our mission is to make it easier for companies to do business between Tasmania and the mainland.”
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