Guilbault acquires Ideal Logistics Solutions


Québec City, July 18, 2017 – Transport Guilbault has reached today an important milestone in its growth with the acquisition of Ideal Logistics Solutions, specialized in warehousing, logistics and transportation in Québec and in Ontario for more than 70 years. The company is now the third largest player in its industry. Transport Guilbault is adding close to half a million square feet in warehousing capacity, with facilities now in Québec City and Montréal. Above all, the company widens its range of services thanks to the know-how and complementary expertise of 150 new employees in order to offer its clients tailor-made solutions to meet the most complex challenges.

A horizontal strategic acquisition that will add warehousing and logistics components for clients who are looking for an integrated solution. The company will be able to increase its presence elsewhere in Canada and in the United States thanks to new flexibility and possibilities.

“Today, a Québec head office is expanding by building on a strategic alliance that will allow it to conquer new markets. We found in Ideal Logistics Solutions a partner who shares our first ambition: to simplify the mobility of goods for our clients by helping them to better control their supply chain and improve their efficiency and performance” is happy to say Éric Gignac, president of Groupe Guilbault Ltée.

“After almost 72 years of existence, we are proud to join the ranks of a Québec flagship company with whom we have strong business ties based on trust. Thanks to this transaction, we will be in the position to improve the services we offer our clients, who will now on benefit from the LTL and TL transportation network and the cutting-edge technologies of our new partner. It paves the way to great growth potential for our company and to stimulating challenges for our employees” adds Bernard Pettigrew, president of Ideal Logistics Solutions, who will play an advisory role within the new entity.

Please note that Ideal Logistics Solutions will keep its name and will remain an independent business unit of Transport Guilbault in order to optimize synergies and resources.

With this new acquisition, the new entity will have some 975 employees.

About Groupe Guilbault
For nearly 90 years, the dedicated Transport Guilbault team has specialized in road freight transport and strived to provide effective logistics solutions across Canada and beyond our borders. The company has more than 800 employees who expertly handle more than 600,000 shipments per year with an average of over 98% of deadlines met.

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