Inside Logistics

Manitoulin buys Express Havre St-Pierre

Express Havre St-Pierre provides truckload and less-than-truckload, dangerous goods, temperature-controlled and white glove services

November 7, 2018

Toronto, Ontario – Manitoulin Transport has acquired Express Havre St-Pierre (EHSP) of Havre-St-Pierre, Quebec. The acquisition builds out Manitoulin’s coverage in Central and Eastern Quebec, particularly in the province’s rural areas.

Express Havre St-Pierre provides truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL), dangerous goods, temperature controlled, and white glove services, for a wide variety of industrial and commercial customers. The company has terminals in Quebec City, Varennes, Baie-Comeau, Sept-Îles, and Chicoutimi in QC, and also in Labrador City, NL.

“Express Havre St-Pierre has stood the test of time and built a solid name for itself as a well-run, customer-centric business,” said Jeff King, president, Manitoulin Transport.

“Having served the Quebec marketplace for more than forty years, their knowledge of its communities, roads, and the unique needs of its industries, is second to none. This depth of experience, combined with their broad range of equipment and process-oriented operations have been key to EHSP providing consistent, quality service for many years.”

“We look forward to combining our knowledge and experience with Manitoulin’s,” said Félix Bélanger, general manager, Express Havre St-Pierre.

“We believe our customers will be delighted with their easy access to Manitoulin’s various transportation and logistics services and global reach.”

“This acquisition demonstrates Manitoulin’s commitment to ensuring strong coverage in Quebec,” said Gord Smith, CEO, Manitoulin Group of Companies.

“Further, it is another example of our commitment to building out our coverage across Canada.  Businesses in rural and remote communities need reliable transportation and logistics services just as much as those in cities.”

EHSP will operate as a stand-alone entity with the current management team remaining in place.

“Express Havre St-Pierre has been an important interline partner of Manitoulin Transport for many years,” said King.

“We have experienced their commitment to service excellence first-hand and believe this to be an ideal fit for us, and for our customers.”