Global logistics operator, DHL Supply Chain, is acquiring Glen Cameron Group as part of the Duetsche Post Group’s (DPDHL) strategy to deliver long-term growth.
The takeover will strengthen DHL’s position in the road freight market to create a combined revenue of over $1 billion, establishing one of the largest logistics companies in the country.
DHL Supply Chain Australia and New Zealand CEO, Steve Thompsett, said the unique opportunity will enhance the quality of transport services among DHL, with a plan to offer a fuller range of transport services to new and existing customers.
“DHL is well recognised for having a strong warehouse base and with this acquisition, we will be strengthening our offer with four services: Domestic Nationwide General Freight, Domestic Nationwide Express Freight, Specialised Services and Contract Logistics transport,” he said.
The Glen Cameron Group is a leader in freight and contract logistics with a fleet of 1000 trucks and trailers, and over 820 employees around Australia.
Founder and Executive Chairman of the Glen Cameron Group, Glen Cameron, said the choice to join DHL will not only globalise the Australian company, but also open new doors for the transportation industry.
“The Glen Cameron Group will benefit from DHL’s large-scale network in over 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,” he said.
“Together with DHL, we can take our business to the next level.”
With a global network of supply chain specialists among DHL Supply Chain, the strategic combination of the two brands will provide customers with more extensive logistics and data management solutions according to DHL Supply Chain (Asia Pacific) CEO, Terry Ryan.
“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 said.
In 1996 the Glen Cameron Group bought its first Vawdrey trailer. The company has since purchased hundreds, with the latest batch featuring a raft of safety and operational features specifically required for supermarket and variety store deliveries.