COMPETITION WATCH: Manitoulin Global Forwarding acquires Beler International
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Manitoulin Global Forwarding has acquired Regina-based freight-forwarder Beler International.
“We look forward to working with local businesses and contributing to their success,” said Dwayne Hihn, president of Manitoulin Global Forwarding. “Manitoulin’s portfolio of solutions provides the business community with a one-stop-shop for all its local and international transportation and logistics needs. This can help facilitate expansion into new markets, at home and abroad.”
Established in 1994, Beler is the longest-standing freight-forwarding company in Saskatchewan, according to company officials. Exporting predominantly from the prairie provinces, it serves clients around the world in the agricultural machinery marketplace.
“Beler was strategically important to us due to its location, clientele, reputation, and brand recognition in the region,” said Hihn. “We plan to build on that success.”
Beler International’s previous owner and founder, Gerry Beler, and all former Beler employees, have transferred to Manitoulin Global Forwarding. Officials say Beler customers can expect a smooth transition to Manitoulin over the coming weeks.
“We are thrilled to have a presence in Regina,’ said Hihn. “Saskatchewan’s economy is growing exponentially and so is Manitoulin. We have been investing strategically in areas of importance to our customers to provide the unique supply chain solutions they require. We’re doing this through coverage, equipment, technology, manpower and by continually evaluating our processes to ensure their products arrive securely and on time.”
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