MISSISSAUGA—Manitoulin Global Forwarding announced earlier this week it has acquired freight-forwarding company, Beler International Inc., of Regina, Saskatchewan.
Manitoulin Global Forwarding is part of the Manitoulin group of companies, which includes Manitoulin Transport.
The purchase builds on previous acquisitions in western Canada in recent years and demonstrates Manitoulin’s continued commitment to expansion throughout the region.
“We look forward to working with local businesses and contributing to their success,” said Dwayne Hihn, president of Manitoulin Global Forwarding, in a media release.
“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 International Inc. is the longest-standing freight-forwarding company in Saskatchewan. Exporting predominantly from the Prairie Provinces, it serves clients around the world in the agricultural machinery market place.
“Beler was strategically important to us due to its location, clientele, reputation, and brand recognition in the region,” said Mr. 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. Beler customers can expect an effortless transition to Manitoulin over the coming weeks.
“We are thrilled to have a presence in Regina,” said Mr. 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.”