Booth’s continues expansion with new acquisitions

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 17, 2023

Booth Logistics has confirmed the acquisition of Wellington-based transport and warehousing providers, L.G. Anderson Transport Ltd and Anderson and Flowers Ltd.

Taking effect from 1 April 2023, both companies will start trading as part of Booth’s Logistics Ltd.

Dallas Vince, chief executive officer at Booth, said the acquisitions come on the back of “a challenging start to 2023”.

“As many of you will know, we have wanted to cement our network in recent years, driven by customer demand for a more substantial presence and service offering nationwide,” Vince said.

“We believe this latest acquisition will strongly benefit all companies existing customer bases and significantly bolster our transport offering across the lower North Island, as well as add more capability into our warehousing business including key personnel, systems and processes,” he said

“Over the past six years, L.G Anderson and Booth’s have built a strong and proven working partnership, primarily with regards to supporting us with our last mile metro deliveries and container transport in and around Wellington. During this time, we have been able to experience first-hand the synergies the two companies have, in not only service and work ethic, but also company culture, values and technology systems.”

Vince said business will carry as normal for L.G Anderson and Anderson and Flower customers.

“L.G Anderson Transport and Anderson and Flowers have proven to be fantastic, family run operations for the past 50+ years and we are proud to have the opportunity to build on the back of this success to date,” he said.

“We would like to personally thank John, Chris and Clinton Anderson for their dedication to their customers, their community, their team and the wider logistics industry. To ensure a smooth transition, all of the L.G Anderson and Anderson and Flowers team will be offered new employment agreements and key members of the Anderson ownership team will be continuing to work alongside us during the handover period.”