Centurion finalises ABC Transport acquisition

ABC Transport

Centurion has announced its successful acquisition of South Australian refrigerated and general linehaul freight transport business ABC Transport.

The purchase was announced last month, where it was revealed the ABC Transport business would be transitioned to become part of Centurion’s operations to further expand its national footprint.

At the time, Centurion CEO, Justin Cardaci, said it would add an important central corridor into Centurion’s national presence.

“Our vision is for a seamless national footprint and this acquisition, with its Adelaide to Darwin focus, is a key part of that,” he said.

The completion of the purchase marks a significant milestone in Centurion’s commitment to better serve its customers by expanding its capabilities.

“ABC Transport brings a wealth of expertise in general and express freight services and [it] has been dedicated to servicing remote communities in the Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia,” a Centurion spokesperson said.

“We extend a warm welcome to the exceptional team from ABC Transport, as their expertise and experience will undoubtedly enhance our operations nationwide.”

Centurion will now deploy more than 900 prime movers and over 3,000 trailers on key Australian transport routes, with 35 sites in action.

For more than 22 years, ABC Transport has served customers up and down central Australia from Adelaide, Darwin, Katherine and Kununurra, establishing strong relationships with customers.

The team have built a solid business transporting frozen goods, dairy, fresh meats and other perishable goods through Central and Northern Australia on an established network supplying supermarket chains and leading producers.

In October, ABC Transport CEO, Andrew Cogan, said he was proud that the business, he founded in 1998, would become part of Centurion.

“Our 260-plus employees will have a great future at Centurion, which has an industry-leading approach to safety and deploying advanced technology both on the road and in the warehouse,” he said.

“The Cardaci family is committed long-term to the transport and logistics industry — the people who work in it and the regional communities that it serves.”

Cogan and his leadership team will remain with the business post settlement, where it will continue to offer general freight services to local businesses up and down the Stuart Highway.

Earlier this year, Centurion Transport also acquired Rocky’s Own Transport.

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