A strategic deal for Barloworld and Aspen Logistic Services
In January, Barloworld Transport successfully acquired 51 percent of leading refrigerated transport company Aspen Logistic Services.
Sujen Padayatchi, MD of Aspen Logistic Services, and Niel Henderson, CEO of Barloworld Transport, believe the partnership will become powerful, based on a shared approach and strong cultural similarities.
Padayatchi says: “There is a strong fit in terms of culture and a customer-centric approach. We are partnership-driven and make sure we work as partners with our clients.”
He adds: “Barloworld Transport has some of the most advanced fleet management systems and technology on the roads, which is sure to strengthen our business.”
Henderson says: “Incorporating Aspen Logistic Services into our stable means we are able to broaden our specialised offerings of smart, reputable and reliable transport solutions to our customers throughout southern Africa.”
Aspen was established in December 2000 and has grown to service a large number of customers across a wide range of manufacturers and retailers in the fast-moving consumer goods market.
Barloworld Transport and Aspen Logistic Services both believe that the partnership will provide commercial benefits, will enhance their services and allow them to deliver even smarter transport solutions.