Done deals: February 17, 2022
Andlauer Healthcare Group Inc. & Logistics Support Unit
Andlauer Healthcare Group Inc. is buying Logistics Support Unit (LSU) Inc. for approximately $30 million. Established in 2008, LSU is a third-party logistics provider offering specialty pharmacy, warehousing, distribution and order management services throughout Canada to national and international companies as well as government clients in the pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnology sectors. LSU is also the exclusive distributor of immunizing agents for the Québec public health system. The deal is expected to close in March 2022.
Fastfrate Group & United Transfer Limited
Fastfrate Group has acquired United Transfer Limited, a transportation and warehousing company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Fastfrate bought the company from business partners Paul Glover and Paul Rigby. Since its founding in 2008, United Transfer Limited has been providing LTL services throughout the Saskatoon and Regina region. In 2020, United Transfer Limited became a partner of Fastfrate Group.
Apps Transport & CN
Mullen Group Ltd. subsidiaries Apps Cartage Inc. and Apps Cargo Terminals Inc. have engaged CN to continue providing intermodal services to Apps Transport.
Winnipeg Richardson International Airport
The federal government is putting up more than $5.3 million in new funding for the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. The funding, from Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program, will support the establishment of a new permanent structure for the security screening of non-passenger vehicles; the addition of a dedicated vehicle access lane for processing cargo; improvements to air terminal security; upgrades to airport roadway infrastructure; and projects to enable Covid-19 testing and screening at the airport. The airport also received $7 million in August 2021, for the rehabilitation of the airport‘s airfield paved surfaces, and $5.7 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Relief Fund.
C.H. Robinson & Waymo Via
C.H. Robinson and Waymo Via, the trucking and local delivery unit of autonomous driving technology company Waymo, have formed a long-term partnership to explore autonomous driving technology in logistics and supply chains. The partnership combines Waymo’s autonomous driving technology, the Waymo Driver, with C.H. Robinson’s Navisphere technology. The companies will run multiple pilots in the Dallas-Houston transportation lane, with Waymo Via autonomous trucks hauling C.H. Robinson’s customer freight.