Pilot expands in US and Mexico with acquisitions


Logistics and transportation provider Pilot Freight Services (Pilot) has expanded its presence in the US Midwest and along the US-Mexico border with the acquisition of five franchise stations.

The integration took place on July 1 with no disruption to Pilot’s service offerings.

The acquired franchise stations offer solutions for the automotive, healthcare, home furnishings, industrial products and packaging industries.

Pilot said the franchise stations, which are located in Wisconsin, Texas and Mexico, will help it to better provide “seamless” trade solutions for its cross-border clients. 

“The leadership and employees of the franchises will join the Pilot organisation as part of the transactions,” the company explained in statement.

Pilot has acquired 25 franchise locations in the last three years, backed by ATL Partners and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI). In 2018, Pilot completed the acquisition of last-mile logistics provider Manna Freight Systems.

“As a result of these acquisitions, nearly 90% of Pilot’s locations are company owned,” the company said.

Gordon Branov, chief executive officer of Pilot Freight Services, commented: “So much of Pilot’s success is grounded in the strength and expertise of our team members.

“Acquiring franchises with a record of strong performance and growth, adds to the stability and growth trajectory for Pilot in both domestic and global sales.

“We are happy to welcome long-term franchisees to the Pilot corporate team, and we are confident they will play instrumental roles in the long-term growth of the company.”

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest acquisitions news

Maersk completes acquisition of Pilot

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Shipping giant AP Moller Maersk has completed its acquisition of US forwarder Pilot Freight Services in a deal worth $1.7bn….

Read More

Share this story

Menzies Aviation takes majority stake in Agunsa Aviation Services

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Menzies Aviation has acquired a controlling stake in Agunsa Aviation Services, which provides full ground and air cargo handling services…

Read More

Share this story

Cargo-partner buys UK partner as it expands in western Europe

By Damian Brett

Logistics firm cargo-partner has fully acquired its UK-based partner, Aztek International Freight, following its purchase of a third of the…

Read More

Share this story