Swire subsidiary Kalari acquires Bullbuck business in Port Hedland, WA

Specialist bulk logistics solutions provider Kalari Pty Ltd announced the acquisition of the business of Bullbuck Pty Ltd, a specialised contract bulk haulage operator based in Port Hedland, Western Australia.

This acquisition is integral to Kalari’s growth of the specialised bulk logistics service business in the resources sector. It represents a significant event in Kalari’s recent history, adding 40 specialised quad road trains to the fleet and open relationships with new customers.

The Bullbuck business is a highly respected, high-quality operation, built up by the Buckley family over many years. With extensive workshop, accommodation and depot facilities to support a first-class fleet and workforce, it is a premier operation in Port Hedland. The Buckley family’s reputation for quality and professionalism is a legacy Kalari plans to uphold.

The acquisition is consistent with Kalari’s strategy to grow the specialised contracted bulk logistics business in the resources sector. Kalari currently has two operations in WA, Geraldton in the Mid-West and Rockingham south of Perth. The acquisition enables the business to expand into the resource rich region of the North West and provides access to new customers and operations.

The company operates a fleet of 32 quad road trains and ancillary equipment which will be acquired in this transaction. The total road train fleet will be increased to 40 by mid-2014. All employees are invited to transfer to Kalari.

Kalari has a strong reputation for safety, quality and chain of responsibility compliance assurance as a specialist bulk logistics provider. With the addition of the new Port Hedland base, Kalari has nationwide depots in key locations and a large specialised bulk haulage fleet, perfectly equipped to offer specialised logistics services to the mining and resources sector. The company handles a variety of bulk products requiring specialised logistics working collaboratively with its customers and develops customised contracted solutions to difficult high volume tasks.

Kalari’s Managing Director Peter O’Shannessy, stated: “The acquisition of the Bullbuck operations in Port Hedland is pivotal in Kalari’s progression as a key player in the specialised bulk logistics space. The quality of the business and the people involved is a credit to the Buckley family and provides Kalari with an ideal start in the region. Kalari will be focused on building on the excellent safety and customer service performance demonstrated.”

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