Embargo until 4/2/23
The Allen Lund Company, a transportation and logistics provider, announced today it has completed its acquisition of United World Transportation, a brokerage based in Canada.
The acquisition pairs Allen Lund Company’s and UWT’s shared knowledge of the produce industry, expertise in logistics, and commitment to its customers, carriers, and communities to create a unique synergy.
"We are thrilled to be adding United World Transportation to the Allen Lund Company network. They bring a great team that will add expertise in the handling of products to and through Canada and Mexico. They are also experts in the shipping of produce which fits our niche perfectly,” said Eddie Lund, President of Allen Lund Company.
"We are really excited about joining the Allen Lund family. When we first engaged in conversation with Allen Lund Company we immediately noticed that we shared the same business principles and core values. This was extremely important to us. We are proud to be the first Canadian office for ALC. This is a tremendous opportunity to continue growing Allen Lund Company throughout North America," said Steve Baker, President of UWT.
"United World Transportation has been around for almost 20 years providing refrigerated transportation. Our purpose is to deliver peace of mind to our customers and carriers. To achieve this we focus on our core values of community, character and capability," added owners Steve Baker and Jim Brister.
United World Transport was established in 2003 in North Vancouver, BC. Steve Baker and Jim Brister founded the company with an emphasis on developing into a provider of innovative solutions within the produce industry that has led to long-term relationships with customers and carriers.