MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Manitoulin Transport announced today that it has acquired Direct Right Cartage.
This is the seventh purchase for Manitoulin in the last 12 months.
According to Manitoulin, the acquisition builds on its existing
intermodal offerings and signifies Manitoulin’s intent to further expand
its capabilities in this service.
“Customer demand is a key influencer in Manitoulin’s business
decisions and this latest transaction further demonstrates that we
listen,” said Jeff King, president, Manitoulin Transport. “This purchase
enables Manitoulin to provide a higher level of service and frequency
of intermodal service within Canada. We will continue to look for
opportunities such as this to build out our services and coverage to
ensure our offerings meet our customers’ evolving needs.”
Direct Right Cartage was founded by Paul Enright and John Farrugia in
1982, initially to serve the time-sensitive transportation needs of
Canada’s entertainment industry. Direct Right has expanded its expertise
and geographic scope to cover all industries, including automotive,
plastic, retail, packaged foods, and other general commodities. It is
headquartered in Brampton, Ont. and has locations in Vancouver,
Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Montreal. Its founders, John Farrugia
and Paul Enright, will continue in their respective leadership roles.
“John and I are both delighted to join the Manitoulin Group of
Companies,” said Paul Enright, co-founder of Direct Right Cartage.
“Manitoulin is one of the more prominent companies in the transportation
industry and we have long admired its history and brand. We are excited
to introduce our customers to the Manitoulin Group, given the holistic
and global supply chain services it can offer. ”
“Through this transaction, customers of Direct Right Cartage now have
more options at their disposal in terms of coverage and supply chain
services,” added Gord Smith, chief executive officer, Manitoulin Group
of Companies. “Manitoulin’s ability to extend customers’ reach from
Canada to the rest of the world through multiple supply chain service
offerings, gives them a significant competitive advantage. We look
forward to working with them and contributing to their success as a true
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