Sadleirs outshines Toll to win $12 million contract


Logistics operator Sadleirs beats Toll to the punch to secure $12 million contract with Clariant Australia

By Samantha Freestone | March 31, 2010

Perth-based logistics operator Sadleirs Transport has beaten transport titan Toll to a lucrative contract with Clariant Australia.

The five-year $12 million deal was completed three weeks ago, stripping Toll of the responsibility to transport emulsion mix.

Under the deal, Sadleirs will transport emulsion mix from Lara in Victoria’s south-west to Perth, Newcastle and Rockhampton.

Sadleirs plans to outsource some of the road freight task from Lara to Melbourne. Most of the emulsion mix will be transported via rail.

"We beat Toll in the final submission. The win was due to our commitment and strong relationship with customer service and strategic key contract management over time," the state manager of Sadleirs in Victoria, Ken Spicer, says.

Clariant and Sadleirs previously had a three-year contract that started as a $40,000 deal and grew to $2.5 million a year.

Spicer also referred to Sadleirs’ rail link at Spotswood in Victoria as a deal clincher.

The Spotswood facility will begin operations in September and is wedged between Melbourne Road and the government-owned VicTrack rail line tht runs to Perth.

Sadleirs has a 25 year lease on the site with an option to extend it in 2035.

The new deal follows the announcement of a $150 million deal over seven year between Sadleirs and the Asciano-run Pacific National.

Pacific National currently provides rail transport for Sadleis from Sydney to Perth, but will now add Melbourne to Perth.




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