Flex Contract Logistics enters SA market with latest acquisition

Some Volvo prime movers at the Flex depot.

Flex Contract Logistics will enter the South Australian market with the acquisition of Lobethal Freightlines & LF Warehousing and Distribution, effective January 22, 2024.

Based in Adelaide, Lobethal Freightlines is expected to bring a wealth of expertise and resources to the Flex team.

This acquisition not only bolsters Flex’s fleet with additional equipment but also establishes a significant presence in a key market where Flex has been servicing, but not formally represented.

After being founded in 2021 by Managing Director Lachlan Boyd, Flex developed a five-year strategy to become a major force within the transport and logistics industry.

In a statement Flex said it had exceeded its own expectations, growing significantly over the first two years with transport depots in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and now Adelaide.

The acquisition of Lobethal Freightlines aligns with Flex’s strategic vision of becoming a national logistics provider.

“By expanding into Adelaide, Flex is now better positioned to serve its customers with enhanced regional coverage, faster response times, and a more comprehensive network,” Boyd said.

“The acquisition is another steppingstone towards Flex’s five-year plan.”

In April 2023, Flex announced the acquisition of Doug Hayes Transport — its first.

“It is a testament to the hard work, discipline, and commitment from each and every one of our employees & dedicated sub-contractors that allow us to do this,” said Boyd.

“Whilst the acquisition in April had its challenges as most do, nine months later we are proud to say the Flex brand is well engrained across the Eastern Seaboard. We will never waiver on our commitment to our customers, to provide them a service that they cannot fault, and we will continue to take them on our journey.”

Flex now services full loads and palletised freight right across the country, in all major capital cities.

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