Calyx expands threefold

TORONTO — Calyx Transportation Group continues to bloom and has added three new outfits to its current group of subsideries.

Calyx has cquired Totalline Transport, Kreative Carriers Transportation & Logistics Services, and Bransam Logistics Services in an effort to augment the services currently provided by companies within the Calyx Group, and reinforce the company’s growth strategy to become one of North America’s leading providers of transportation and logistics services.

Totalline, Kreative, and Bransam will become separate operating subsidiaries of the Calyx Group. Financial details of the acquisitions were not disclosed.

“These acquisitions represent a tremendous opportunity for both the Calyx Group and our customers as it increases the scale of our operations and enhances the service offerings we currently provide,” said Robert J. Donaghey, CEO of Calyx. “The trio of companies we are acquiring have an impressive track record of growth, consistent with other companies within the Calyx Group.”

Totalline Transport provides transportation and warehousing solutions, specializing in products that are high value, time-sensitive and require unique delivery solutions.

Bransam Logistics Services is a Halifax-based transportation company that offers TL, LTL, and freight broker services with an established foundation in the Maritimes – including terminal locations in Moncton and Halifax.

Kreative Carriers Transportation & Logistics Services was established in 2003 and is a TL carrier servicing all of North America.

Specifically, Calyx customers should benefit from Totalline’s Premier Express service, an expedited carrier service that offers an unconditional, on-time guarantee. As well, the acquisitions also enhance Calyx’s service offering to, from and intra Maritimes; while expanding its existing third party logistics capabilities nationally with more than one million square feet of warehouse space across Canada.

“This is an exciting time for our company as we embark on a new journey. Joining the Calyx Transportation Group provides us with an opportunity to excel in a highly competitive marketplace,” said Uwe Petroschke, president and CEO of Totalline Transport. “Our focus is on strengthening our partnerships with our customers and aligning our resources with the Calyx team to deliver unparalleled services in our industry.”

Petroschke will continue in his role as president of Totalline, and Rodi Saarloos, as president, will maintain overall responsibility for Kreative and Bransam.

Comprised of several operating entities, companies within the Calyx Group cover a wide range of services. Members of the Calyx Group include: National Fast Freight; Indis; Euroworld; Muir’s Cartage; Nesel Fast Freight; Hyphen; Totalline; Kreative and Bransam.

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