NZ Truck & Driver News

 
Booth’s Transport expands...again

Booth’s Transport expands...again

NZ Truck & Driver News

 May 2021   

Palmerston North-headquartered Booth’s Transport has expanded its presence in the Waikato and Auckland regions with the recent acquisition of Te Awamutu companies Couplands Transport and Trans NZ. 

The purchase follows Booth’s buyout of Hawke’s Bay operator Tomoana Warehousing in late 2019.

Booth’s executive director Trevor Booth says there are significant synergies in the sale, since both Booth’s and Couplands are family owned and operated and have similar service offerings, company culture, staff values and IT platforms: “We hope these similarities will help make the ownership transition smoother for everyone – from staff through to customers and suppliers.” 

Regarding the sale, former co-owner of Couplands Transport and Trans NZ David Coupland says the time felt right: “My wife Rosalie and I have been contemplating our retirement of late and feel now is the right time, so have made the difficult decision to sell our businesses. 

...

Subscribers: Please LOGIN to read the full article.

Palmerston North-headquartered Booth’s Transport has expanded its presence in the Waikato and Auckland regions with the recent acquisition of Te Awamutu companies Couplands Transport and Trans NZ. 

The purchase follows Booth’s buyout of Hawke’s Bay operator Tomoana Warehousing in late 2019.

Booth’s executive director Trevor Booth says there are significant synergies in the sale, since both Booth’s and Couplands are family owned and operated and have similar service offerings, company culture, staff values and IT platforms: “We hope these similarities will help make the ownership transition smoother for everyone – from staff through to customers and suppliers.” 

Regarding the sale, former co-owner of Couplands Transport and Trans NZ David Coupland says the time felt right: “My wife Rosalie and I have been contemplating our retirement of late and feel now is the right time, so have made the difficult decision to sell our businesses. 

“We have built a strong working partnership with Booth’s Transport over the years, and in recent months we began conversations around how to align the companies.”

Under this new ownership model, Trevor Booth believes all stakeholders will benefit hugely from increased resources, access to a broader network geographically and a wider range of service offerings. 

David and Rosalie Coupland will also continue to work alongside the Booth’s Transport team during the hand-over period, and are thrilled that the family involvement will continue, with their daughter Amanda staying on as the Te Awamutu branch manager. The Coupland family involvement goes back to the establishment of the company in 1928.

Despite the upheavals of COVID-19 since Booth’s purchased Tomoana Warehousing, Trevor Booth said recently that adding Tomoana’s warehousing and container-focused services to Booth’s transport portfolio has worked well: “With little previous crossover of customers, we have since been able to take on a series of customer projects that have called on the whole range of services presented under the wider Booth’s Group umbrella.”


Search Articles

NZ Truck & Driver Magazine
Read Now