Done deals: December 22, 2022

by Inside Logistics Online Staff


Customs brokers and logistics services provider Farrow has made a donation of $33,000 to food banks throughout Canada and the U.S. These food banks are all located near Farrow offices. The donations to food banks at during this time of the year, continue a tradition which began in 2008. Fifteen organizations representing Farrow offices received donation. The Canadian organizations are: Essex Area Food Bank; The Welcome Centre Shelter for Women; Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor Inc.; Windsor Goodfellows; Windsor Lifeline Outreach; The Mississauga Food Bank; The Food Bank of Waterloo Region; The Salvation Army; Harrow Community Pantry, Project Hope; Hiatus House; Bissell Centre.

TLS & Generix Group

Canadian buy-sell distributor TLS is using Solochain WMS from Generix Group. Emblem Logistics Inc. is a TLS-owned subsidiary, which operates a 600,000 sq-ft distribution centre in Brampton, Ontario, serving retailers, manufacturers and distributors, such as Tim Hortons, Post, Tetley, Bush, SunnyD, and others.

BW Retail & Descartes

Michigan-based BW Retail, an e-commerce marketing, fulfillment and data analytics service provider, replaced manual pick, pack and ship practices with Descartes’s integrated e-commerce warehouse management and shipping solution to scale fulfillment operations.  

Gebrüder Weiss & Rentschler Transport + Logistik

Gebrüder Weiss is taking over the Rentschler Transport + Logistik forwarding company based in Altensteig, Baden-Württemberg, on January 1, 2023. Following the 100 percent takeover, 80 employees will transfer to Gebrüder Weiss. The purchase price was not made public. The Altensteig location, 60 kilometres south of Stuttgart, complements Gebrüder Weiss’ existing Southern German land transport locations in Esslingen, Aldingen, Lindau, Memmingen, Nuremberg, Straubing, Waldkraiburg, and Passau.

Team Global Express & Volvo

Australian express freight company, Team Global Express, has placed an order for 36 Volvo FL Electric trucks. These trucks are designed for urban distribution and have a load capacity of 5.5 tonnes in this application. This is Volvo’s largest electric truck order to date in Australia. The trucks will hit the streets of Sydney during the first quarter of 2023.