Toll and BALtrans now fully integrated
04 / 03 / 2009
TOLL Global Forwarding (TGF) has finished integrating BALtrans Logistics Worldwide into its own operations. TGF will use the new Asian forwarding and logistics operations as a platform to strengthen its network in the Middle East, South Africa, Europe and North America.
Toll Holdings of Australia acquired BALtrans Logistics in early 2008 and re-branded the company as Toll Global Forwarding from 27 February, 2009.
Hugh Cushing (right), chief executive officer of TGF, said: “The re-branding of BALtrans’ global offices is a key milestone for Toll’s ambition to establish its own global presence [now] with a well-established network of freight forwarding professionals in 65 company-owned offices across 26 countries in Asia, Australia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Regional director Europe and Middle East, John Gomes, said: “Toll and BALtrans are an excellent fit, with no overlap. As a result, BALtrans customers have seen over the past year that joining Toll has been all good news, with additional financial strength and resources being added to what was already an impressive and growing operation.
“The time is now right for us to unify all our forwarding activities under a single global brand, that clearly demonstrates the size and scope of our operations and paves the way for further expansion of our network and services.”