Farrow buys Link+

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by Emily Atkins

Russell A. Farrow Limited has acquired Link+ Corporation. Both companies are customs brokers and logistics service providers.

This acquisition is Farrow’s fourth in the last three years and will afford Farrow further operational scale and client base, and provide Link+ with increased market coverage and additional tools and resources offered by a larger organization.

Headquartered in London, Ontario, with additional Ontario locations in Cambridge and Cornwall, Link+ Corporation began as a Canadian customs broker over 45 years ago managing customs clearances. Formerly owned by John Paczkowski, the company has expanded its service offerings to include international air and ocean forwarding, cross-border third party logistics, and a consolidated courier and LTL program called Link Xpress.

“Link+ is a company that prides itself on being a customs broker of great reputation, skill, and customer centricity, headquartered in London, Ontario. We at Farrow are excited to welcome Link+ employees and clients to the Farrow family,” said Grant Robinson, CEO at Farrow.

Looking to expand its business, Farrow saw this opportunity to acquire Link+ as one that would mutually benefit both companies – particularly because Link+ is a great cultural fit that will complement Farrow’s business. Farrow and Link+ share common core values.

Farrow plans to grow this business further.

Link+ will continue as a standalone company for the foreseeable future, and current company operations and staff at Link+ will continue to operate as-is. John Paczkowski will continue as president of Link+, reporting to Robinson, and the Link+ leadership team will remain in place.

A Canadian, family-owned company headquartered out of Windsor, Ontario, Russell A. Farrow Limited Farrow has over 110 years of expertise in customs solutions, international trade, and integrated logistics. Farrow is one of the largest private and family-owned customs broker and logistics providers in North America.

The company has operating locations across Canada and the United States, along with Europe and Asia, and manages over 800 employees with 37 offices and warehouses. Farrow ownership is now in to its fifth generation of the Farrow family, with current ownership under Farrow brothers Richard (Rick) and John Farrow.

In addition to providing customs brokerage, Farrow offers other global trade related services operating under the Farrow brand, which include Farrow Logistics (North American trade warehousing, distribution, and fulfilment), Farrow Global Logistics (international freight forwarding and global supply chain management), Farrow Express (expedited deliveries), and Farrow Consulting (import/export and trade management consulting).

Farrow has been a Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner for fourteen consecutive years, achieving Platinum Club status in the most recent eight years consecutively.