Followmont acquires Towers Transport

Queensland’s Followmont Transport has acquired New South Wales-based business, Towers Transport.

Followmont and Towers Transport’s combination results in an 800+ fleet, over 780 person workforce, 25 depots and over 60 supporting agents.

Towers Transport will continue to run as a separate operation in the short term, as the companies have joined forces to improve current offerings until the final merger.

The move sees an extensive network expansion for both providers, benefiting customers with a personalised inter and intrastate service offer throughout Queensland and New South Wales.

The pair will focus on upholding their outstanding delivered in full, on time (DIFOT) statistics and personable customer relationships.

Followmont’s decision to venture further into the New South Wales market forms part of its strategic goal to increase network reach and provide a better experience for customers.

Mark Tobin, Managing Director of Followmont Transport, said identifying the right partner for the merge was the most important factor.

“Towers Transport have a great reputation in the industry and share our commitment to providing the best possible service,” he said.

“At the end of the day, everything we do comes back to the impact we have on our customers business.

“Like Followmont, Towers has been built from a family foundation and maintaining that personal touch is what sets us both apart from the bigger corporations. For us it’s personal, not commercial.”

Towers Transport Managing Director, Barry Towers, said it is an exciting milestone for the business.

“Bridging the gap between our states will have such a positive affect for our customers and it’s great to be creating this alliance with a company that mirrors our values,” Towers said.

“We set out to be a business that has heart and we are confident this sentiment will continue through Followmont Transport.”

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