Centurion has made a number of recent acquisitions reinforcing its position as a leading transport and logistics provider in Western Australia.
In June, Centurion increased its bulk fuels presence in WA following the acquisition of part of Fuel Trans Australia’s business and a contract award from Viva Energy, taking its road delivery volumes to more than 1.2 billion litres.
The following month Centurion consolidated its position as the largest heavy haulage provider in Australia with the acquisition of Triton Transport Services, a specialist Western Australian heavy haulage and general freight business.
Talking about the Fuel Trans acquisition and the Viva Energy contract Centurion CEO Justin Cardaci said the activity was consistent with the business’ long-term strategy to increase market share. It also provided Centurion with a unique opportunity for future growth.
“We have been successfully involved in the bulk fuels haulage market for a significant period of time and this is a natural area for us to expand our business,” he said.
In July Triton Transport Services, who have a strong reputation for safety and reliability, also became part of the Centurion family.
As part of the deal Centurion acquired more than 250 pieces of equipment including large scale prime movers, specialist heavy haulage platforms and 100 general freight trailers along with the team of logistics specialists from the business.
Mr Cardaci said the acquisition reaffirmed its commitment to the Western Australian market place and left it well set for growth at what was a critical time in the economy.
“There is an increasing amount of project activity in the WA mining sector as economic conditions improve and these additional resources will position us well to capitalise on this upturn,” he said.
As part of the acquisition former Triton Transport Services owner Ben Murphy became Centurion’s General Manager of Heavy Haulage in WA.