The Rhenus Group has entered into an agreement to buy 100% of the shares of the operating companies in the Malcolm Total Logistics Group effective from 28 February 2020. The company, founded in 1985 and headquartered in Auckland, offers services to the local market including airfreight, sea freight, 3PL contract warehouse and comprehensive customs brokerage.
The Malcolm Total Logistics Group has four business sites across the greater Auckland area, including a 4,200 square metres 3PL logistics warehouse strategically located next to Auckland International Airport. The company has been operating in the logistics and customs business for 35 years.
“Very much in line with the Rhenus Group, the Malcolm Total Logistics Group is a strong family business with a “can do” mentality, a focus on strong customer service and an emphasis on a partnership approach with both customers and suppliers. Their family values and culture strongly align with the Rhenus Group philosophy to business. They are constantly thinking outside the box in their drive to continually improve customer services,” says Mark Harrison, Managing Director of Rhenus Logistics Oceania.
Tobias Bartz, a Member of the Rhenus Group Management Board, adds, “We’ve significantly expanded our presence in the Asia-Pacific region during the last few years by means of setting up a large number of new business sites and expanding our business – and we’ve created fresh capacity. We see potential in New Zealand too. International logistics plays a special role here because of the geographical location so that it can reach customers’ target markets. The upgrading of infrastructure, the increasing demand for exports of agricultural products and the dynamic technology sector also promise further growth.”