Booth‘s Transport purchases Tomoana Warehousing

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 1, 2019

Booth‘s Transport Ltd has purchased Tomoana Warehousing Ltd, effective 31 October 2019. It will be business as usual for the two companies, as both will continue to operate as separate entities with the same staff and management structure, but under the ownership and governance of the Booth‘s Transport executive team. Stewart Taylor will remain at the helm of Tomoana in a newly appointed executive director role, as well as fulfilling the role as interim general manager.

The acquisition has come about from the desire to tackle some of the challenges in recent times head-on, as well as the retirement of Trevor Taylor, Tomoana Warehousing‘s founding director. The Taylor family, firstly through Trevor and later Stewart, has been synonymous with both logistics and the Hawke‘s Bay for more than 40 years.

“We want to especially acknowledge and thank Trevor for his unwavering commitment to the logistics industry, Tomoana and the wider Hawke‘s Bay community. From all of us we wish Trevor all the best in his retirement and trust he will enjoy some well earned downtime,” Tomoana said in announcing the news.

In separate statements sent to both companies‘ customers and suppliers, they said the transport and logistics industry was a very dynamic and ever-changing market, which brought with it a number of challenges and opportunities.

“Tomoana and Booth‘s are both family-run companies that share a huge amount of synergy with regards to core values. Both pride themselves on their service, safety and compliance obligations to staff and customers. Under this new ownership model, we believe all stakeholders will benefit hugely from shared resources, systems and processes, through access to a broader network geographically, and a wider range of service offerings. In addition to this we see other exciting opportunities too with increased capability in key areas like resource sharing, sales, health and safety, training and IT to name a few.”