Atlas Van Lines in Canada Acquires Connect Logistics
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OAKVILLE, Ont. (June 6, 2017) - Leading van line Atlas Canada, a subsidiary of Atlas World Group, Inc., announces today that it has acquired Connect Logistics. The deal marks Atlas Canada’s first acquisition and will help the company more than double its logistics business. Connect Logistics will continue operating under its current name and leadership team.
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Connect Logistics is one of the largest logistics companies in Canada. The company offers it’s more than 200 customers specialized product transportation as well as warehousing and distribution services. In recent years, the company has experienced significant growth due to expansion and vertical market growth.
"We are thrilled with the possibilities of this strategic fit “said Doug Van Fraassen, owner of Connect Logistics. “Our customers will have exposure to the asset-based services and infrastructure offered by Atlas in both Canada and the US. Atlas will have the opportunity to leverage the expertise of Connect Logistics’ personnel and incorporate the processes used to deliver our diverse platform of logistical solutions."
Connect Logistics was founded by Doug Van Fraassen and under his leadership offers comprehensive logistics services including ground transport, air delivery, ocean delivery, tracing services and warehousing. The non-asset business has long focused on forging and maintaining strong partnerships with all parties in the supply chain to enable their clients to meet commitments to customers.
“Connect Logistics’ business and operations align perfectly with our current logistics structure and will enhance what our team has worked hard to build,” said Barry Schellenberg, president of Atlas Canada. “We are excited to take advantage of this opportunity to provide additional service capabilities for our current customer base and offer accretive value to our strong network of Atlas agents.”
Atlas provides logistics services throughout North America on a truckload or less than truckload basis with the help of the company’s nearly 500 agents across Canada and the United States.
For more information on Connect Logistics and Atlas Canada, visit www.connectlogistics.com and www.atlasvanlines.ca.
About Atlas Canada
Atlas Canada, a name known for quality, services the highest percentage of Canada’s consumer household goods moves and corporate relocations. Atlas Canada has138 agents across every province and territory and a network of 360 agents in the US who provide household moving, logistics, special product transportation services and warehousing. Known for innovation, Atlas was the first van line in Canada to pioneer national Back Check and Quality in Motion programs. For more information on Atlas Canada and its services, visit www.atlasvanlines.ca.
About Atlas World Group
Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company, is comprised of a family of companies that deliver transportation and related services globally through a network of quality agents and select service partners. Nearly 500 Atlas interstate moving agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services, supply chain solutions, and specialized transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures and furniture. For more information, visit www.atlasworldgroupinc.com.