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Scan Global buys Pioneer International

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 ( #958 ) - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Rob Erskine
Rob Erskine
Scan Global Logistics has acquired Pioneer International Logistics (PIL), an Australian operator with a strong market presence, proven business model and impressive growth since inception in 2010.

Scan says the acquisition of PIL is a very important step forward, "strengthening Scan Global Logistics Australia and the organisation more broadly".

"Scan Global Logistics has been present in Australia since 1998, and in 2018, initiated an ambitious expansion into the Australian logistics market with the acquisition of Kestrel Freight and Customs," says Soren Madsen, CEO, Pacific Region at Scan Global Logistics. "With the acquisition of Pioneer International Logistics, we are taking the next step in that plan. We have been talking to PIL since early 2019 and we are very pleased to finally be able to welcome PIL to the Scan Global Logistics Australian family."

The acquisition has been welcomed by Rob Erskine, co-owner of Pioneer International Logistics: "We are very pleased to become a part of Scan Global Logistics, a company with a culture and values that align with ours.

"Prior to being approached by SGL in early 2019, we were reviewing our options for futureproofing our business so that we would be able to maintain our client relationships and grow marketshare in a changing competitive landscape. We saw that we needed to address the areas of e-commerce, technology, environment and sustainability.

"We see joining SGL as a natural evolution for our business which will strengthen our service and capabilities for existing clients and allow us to address a broader market," Erskine says.

The three co-owners and key management team of PIL will continue with SGL Australia, with Erskine as managing director, Rod MacPherson as commercial director and David Cooke as COO.
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