Railroad lifts lid on Hopper acquisition

Company takeover increases east coast presence

Railroad lifts lid on Hopper acquisition
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Railroad Transport has announced its acquisition of Hopper Transport.

The takeover increases Adelaide-headquarted Railroad’s footprint on Australia’s east coast, with Hopper comprising depots in Sydney, Brisbane and south-east Melbourne.  

It says the company, specialising in transport and third-party logistics warehousing, boasts 40 B-doubles and 70 employees.

"Hopper Transport offers the opportunity for Railroad to strengthen its position in the national logistics market to be able to offer regular express services to every mainland state," Railraod notes.

"The Hopper brand will continue to operate under Hopper Transport."

The acquisition marks a busy period for the intermodal operator, which completed its move into a new Melbourne depot earlier this year and is in the process of another warehousing development in Dandenong, is set for completion in late July.

In an interview with in ATN, the company indicated its growth intentions.

Read the Railroad feature in full, here

"The next step is to definitely become a national supplier," GM Justin Williams said at the time.

"We do service NSW and Queensland now through a third-party but that’s not always the best solution for us because we tend to price ourselves out of the market a little bit.

"But we definitely have started talks regarding acquisitions potentially to put us in those states.

"With the sales team we have on board, probably within the next six months we aim to have a footprint in those two states."


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