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Andy Transport Ranks No. 439 on the 2019 Growth 500

growth500_2019– Canadian Business unveils annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies –

Montreal, September 12, 2019 – Canadian Business and Maclean’s ranked Andy Transport No. 439 on the annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca.

Andy Transport made the 2019 Growth 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 131 %.

“The companies on the 2019 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Beth Fraser, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate over 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”

“Andy Transport is honored to be on the Growth 500 ranking”, says Andreea Crisan, COO and EVP at Andy Transport. “For a purely asset-based and capital-intensive transportation company to remain on the ranking for 6 consecutive years is an achievement reflecting the strength of our strategy and our capability as a team to adapt to market changes.”

About the Growth 500
For over 30 years, the Growth 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year 5 revenue growth, the Growth 500 profiles the country’s most successful growing businesses. The Growth 500 is produced by Canadian Business. Winners are profiled in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com. For more information on the ranking, visit Growth500.ca.

About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

About Andy
A privately held group of companies, Andy combines youthful ideas with depth of experience. Founded in 2001, Andy Transport’s fleet travels all across Canada and the United States and is currently the 9th largest fleet in Quebec and the 44th in Canada. The company was ranked in the Growth 500 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies between 2014 to 2019.

Andy strives to provide quality customer service, as well as special attention to its employees and partners.

Information:
marketing@andytransport.com
www.andytransport.com

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Andreea Crisan d’Andy Transport parmi les finalistes du Grand Prix de l’Entrepreneur d’EY 2019

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AndreeaMontréal, le 17 juillet 2019 – Andy Transport a le plaisir d’annoncer qu’Andreea Crisan, chef de l’exploitation et vice-présidente exécutive d’Andy Transport, a été nommée finaliste du Grand Prix de l’EntrepreneurMD 2019 d’EY du Québec, dans la catégorie « services ».

Chaque année, EY reconnaît les entrepreneurs imbatables qui changent le monde pour le mieux qui les entourent et laissent de côté le superflu de cet Âge de la Transformation. Aujourd’hui, EY a nommé 39 finalistes dans 11 catégories dans son programme du Grand Prix de l’Entrepreneur 2019 d’EY du Québec.

Les finalistes québécois se réuniront le 7 novembre à Montréal lors du gala annuel de remise des prix, où EY nommera un gagnant dans chacune des 11 catégories sélectionnées par le jury indépendant. L’un de ces lauréats sera nommé Entrepreneur de l’année d’EY du Québec et se trouvera en compétition plus tard avec les gagnants régionaux du Pacifique, des Prairies, de l’Ontario et de l’Atlantique pour le titre d’Entrepreneur de l’Année EY du Canada. Le gagnant canadien sera en compétition avec des gagnants nationaux de partout dans le monde pour le titre d’Entrepreneur Mondial EY de l’Année en juin 2020.

« C’est excitant de voir le paysage entrepreneurial québécois se transformer au fil du temps, avec chaque année de nouveaux leaders imbatables qui identifient les lacunes du marché et transforment les industries », affirme Luc Charbonneau, codirecteur du programme Entrepreneur de l’Année du Québec. « L’un des plus grands changements a été celui en matière d’adoption des technologies. Qu’il s’agisse de lancer de nouvelles entreprises, d’adopter des outils numériques ou d’acquérir de nouvelles capacités, ces entrepreneurs intègrent la technologie dans tout ce qu’ils font pour améliorer l’agilité et acquérir un avantage concurrentiel ».

« Je suis heureuse et honorée d’être l’une des finalistes de cette année, qui ont chacun apporté une contribution incroyable à leur communauté », a déclaré Andreea Crisan, chef de l’exploitation et vice-présidente exécutive d’Andy Transport. « Je peux affirmer sans exagération que c’est un véritable honneur pour moi de faire partie d’une équipe si professionnelle et hautement dévouée. Notre travail a mené a des résultats novateurs et c’est une réalisation collective ».

Pour une liste complète des finalistes, veuillez cliquer sur le  lien: https://www.ey.com/ca/en/about-us/entrepreneurship/entrepreneur-of-the-year/ey-entrepreneur-of-the-year-2019-finalists-quebec.

 À propos de l’Entrepreneur de l’Année d’EY

L’Entrepreneur de l’Année d’EY est le programme de reconnaissance du milieu d’affaires le plus prestigieux au monde pour les entrepreneurs. Le programme fait une différence par la façon dont il encourage l’activité entrepreneuriale parmi ceux qui ont le plus grand potentiel et reconnaît la contribution des personnes qui inspirent les autres par leur vision, leur leadership et leurs réalisations. En tant que premier et unique programme de reconnaissance véritablement mondial de ce genre, l’Entrepreneur de l’Année célèbre ceux qui bâtissent et dirigent des entreprises en croissance, prospères et dynamiques, en les reconnaissant par le biais de programmes de reconnaissance régionaux, nationaux et mondiaux dans plus de 145 villes et plus de 60 pays.

À propos d’EY

EY est un chef de file mondial dans les domaines de l’assurance, de la fiscalité, des transactions et des services consultatifs. Les informations et les services de qualité fournis aident à renforcer la confiance dans les marchés financières et dans les économies du monde entier. EY développe des leaders exceptionnels qui font équipe pour livrer à tous les acteurs. Ainsi, EY joue un rôle essentiel dans l’édification d’un monde du travail meilleur pour les gens, les clients et les communautés.

À propos d’Andy Transport

Une entreprise privée fondée en 2001, Andy Transport combine des idées jeunes avec de l’expérience nord-américaine et européenne. Sa flotte de plus de 350 camions et 750 remorques circule partout au Canada et aux États-Unis. En 2019, il s’agissait de la 9e plus grande flotte au Québec et de la 44e au Canada. L’entreprise a été classée dans la liste GROWTH 500 des entreprises canadiennes connaissant la plus forte croissance de 2014 à 2019. 

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Andreea Crisan of Andy Transport selected as a finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019

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 AndreeaMontreal, July 17, 2019 – Andy Transport is pleased to announce that Andreea Crisan, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President of Andy Transport, has been selected as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Québec program, in the Service category.

Each year, EY recognizes unstoppable entrepreneurs who are bettering the world around them and cutting through the noise of this Transformative Age. Today, the firm named 39 finalists across 11 categories in its EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards 2019 Québec program.

The Québec finalists will come together on November 7 in Montréal at the annual awards gala, where EY will name one winner in each of the 11 categories selected by the independent panel of judges. One of those category winners will be named the overall Québec EY Entrepreneur Of The Year and will later compete with regional winners from Pacific, Prairies, Ontario and Atlantic for the title of Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. The Canadian winner will go on to compete with national winners from across the globe for the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year in June 2020.

“It’s exciting to watch Québec’s entrepreneurial landscape transform over time, each year bearing new unstoppable leaders who identify gaps in the market and transform industries,” says Luc Charbonneau, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Québec Program Co-Director. “One of the biggest shifts has been towards technology adoption. Whether it’s starting new companies, adopting digital tools or acquiring new capabilities, these entrepreneurs are weaving technology into everything they do to improve agility and gain a competitive edge.”

“I am pleased and humbled to be one of this year’s finalists, each of whom have made incredible contributions to their communities”, says Andreea Crisan, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President of Andy Transport. “It would not be an exaggeration when I say that it is a true honor for me to be part of such a professional and highly devoted team. Our work has resulted in innovative results and this is a collective achievement.”

For a full list of finalists: https://www.ey.com/ca/en/about-us/entrepreneurship/entrepreneur-of-the-year/ey-entrepreneur-of-the-year-2019-finalists-quebec.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services delivered help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY develops outstanding leaders who team to deliver to all stakeholders. In so doing, EY plays a critical role in building a better working world for people, clients and communities.

About Andy Transport

A privately held company founded in 2001, Andy Transport combines youthful ideas with North American and European experience. Its fleet of over 350 power units and 750 trailers travels throughout Canada and the United States. In 2019, it was the 9th largest fleet in Quebec and 44th in Canada. The company was ranked in the GROWTH 500 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies from 2014 to 2019.

Information:
marketing@andytransport.com
www.andytransport.com

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Andy Transport a father-daughter success story

- Article published in Today’s Trucking by Sonia Straface –

Andreea Crisan, COO and executive VP of Andy Transport. (Photo: Sonya Messier)

Andreea Crisan, COO and executive VP of Andy Transport. (Photo: Sonya Messier)

SALABERRY-de-VALLEYFIELD, Que. — In trucking, there’s no shortage of father-son stories. What’s rare are father-daughter stories.

But a noteworthy and special father-daughter tale is the one that belongs to Quebec’s Andy Transport.

Ilie Crisan started Andy Transport with just one truck in 2001. Today, the trucking company boasts over 350 tractors and 800 trailers. And while Crisan grew the company, his own daughter, Andreea, was growing right along side of it.

Andreea herself began working for Andy as soon as she could as a pre-teen. When her father added a second driver she was in charge of payroll. Then, as he was out on the road more, she began to help pay the bills. From there, her responsibilities increased with the company as she gained an understanding of the business and the trucking industry.

Eventually, when it came time for Andreea to pursue post-secondary education, she decided to go to law school at the University of Ottawa. She was the first in her family to graduate university, and now has a law degree to show for it.

“I never had the intention of being a lawyer necessarily … but some people said I should go to law school because anything you learn there will be applicable to life one way or another,” she says. “At the time, I already had the experiences with Andy, and building and growing the company with my father. Really, what I was looking forward to in university was grasping all the experiences and opportunities that were available to me. Which is why, at University of Ottawa, I did the co-op program. So I did two internships in law. And I got to work with a judge in New York City, and then I got to work for a law firm in China. That gave me exposure to the law profession.”

At the same time she was studying law around the globe, she was also working with Andy Transport during her down time, helping her father and the executive team with bids, contracts, and other projects.

This balancing act, she said, helped her decide between continuing to work for Andy and practicing law permanently.

“By the last year of law school, I told my father I would like to join the company and take my job to the next level,” she said.

Today Andreea is chief operating officer and executive vice-president of Andy Transport, and is a large part of why the fleet is so successful today. The business has been in the news several times over the last year announcing new terminal spaces, a new power-only fleet, and a new maintenance center business. Most recently, the company also announced a new scholarship program for its employees’ children, something that Andreea holds very close to her heart.

“It’s a project that I’ve been thinking about for many years,” she said. “I was the first person in my entire family to graduate university. And in my first year, I got by with a scholarship and it was a big help for me. School is so expensive these days, so I’ve been thinking about giving back that way for a long time. So internally we have a committee and everyone has been able to contribute and put this program in place and I’m very excited about it.”

Giving back is a way for Andreea to thank the employees who play such an important role in Andy’s success.

“One of the reasons we keep growing is because we hire people with a lot of potential and we promote them,” she says. “Whenever we hire someone, we are clear that they can start as a driver and they can become a director one day. And that day won’t come in 10 years when someone retires. It could be as quick as they want, and show us. We don’t hire people to drive trucks. We buy trucks to hire and grow our people.”

In the future, Andreea is optimistic that Andy will continue on its path of success and growth. And she hopes that more of the new hires are women, too.

“My hope is that I can inspire other women and girls to consider trucking when thinking about their career options,” she said. “Trucking is an industry that’s changing, and it’s moving at a fast pace. It’s a great career choice for someone young who is willing to make a name for themselves.”

Source: https://www.todaystrucking.com/andy-transport-a-father-daughter-success-story/

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Andy launches its in-house scholarship program

Montreal, May 15, 2019 – Andy is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 scholarship program aimed at supporting the children of its eligible personnel in their desire to succeed in cegep, university or vocational school.

“I’m very excited to launch and promote this program. As an organization, we depend on our children’s future and we wish to contribute in increasing the next generation’s opportunities for growth, development, and success. Education gives us opportunities that we didn’t necScolarshipessarily have early in life and at Andy we want to help bridge that gap”, says Andreea Crisan, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer at Andy.

“We are searching for well-rounded students that are able to achieve incredible results in all areas of their lives: academic as well as athletic activities, work, and community involvement”, concludes Anastasia Craciun, Director of Human Resources at Andy.

About Andy Transport

A privately held company founded in 2001, Andy Transport combines youthful ideas with North American and European experience. Its fleet of over 300 power units and 700 trailers travels throughout Canada and the United States and it is currently the 9th largest fleet in Quebec and the 44th in Canada. The company was ranked in the GROWTH 500 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Information:
marketing@andytransport.com
www.andytransport.com

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Andy completes its largest real estate acquisition

Montreal, March 28, 2019 — Andy is pleased to announce today the acquisition of a new terminal located at 12321-12329 Métropolitain East boulevard in Pointe-aux-Trembles, QC. The facility is Andy’s largest acquisition so far, consisting of over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of land, 10,000 sq. ft of office space, 25,000 sq. ft of cross-dock and 10,000 sq. ft. of garage. In addition to the current occupants, the terminal will become home to Andy Transport and Tristan Cartage.

Following the announcement earlier this month, the new terminal will allow Andy to accommodate its customers’ increased demand, as well as extend and enhance its services. “We are excited to announce the acquisition of this terminal as it represents an excellent opportunity to further develop our footprint in Quebec. It also represents a strategic location for Andy which allows us to get closer to our clients and employees based in the proximity of the East end of Montreal. The acquisition is expected to result in greater operational efficiencies and an increase in market share”, says Andreea Crisan, COO and EVP at Andy.

Andy plans to rapidly occupy most of the vacant space available. “This acquisition was driven by many factors, including the request of our workforce living in the proximity of the terminal and wishing to reduce their time spent in traffic. The location of the site will allow us to realign some of our operations, reduce our fuel consumption as well as increase our organization’s efforts to reduce our environmental footprint”, says Ilie Crisan, President of Andy.

The acquisition is part of Andy’s strategic growth plan, which aims to strengthen its position in the East end of the Island of Montreal. “We are thankful to our financial partner, Roynat Capital, for trusting us with this strategic achievement”, says Golan Moryoussef, CFO and VP Sales of Andy.

About Andy
A privately held group of companies, Andy combines youthful ideas with depth of experience. Founded in 2001, Andy Transport’s fleet travels all across Canada and the United States. In 2018, it was the 9th largest fleet in Quebec and 58th in Canada. The company was ranked in the PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Andy strives to provide quality customer service, as well as special attention to its employees and partners.

Information:
marketing@andytransport.com
www.andytransport.com

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Andy Transport takes the road in 2019 with 100 additional new trucks and 200 trailers

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Montreal, March 7, 2019 –– Andy Transport is pleased to release its asset acquisition plan for 2019. Following last year’s purchase of sixty-two (62) Volvo VNL 760 2019 units, Andy Transport continues the expansion of its fleet with a purchase order of 100 new Volvo VNL 760 2020 tractors with Le Centre du Camion Ste-Marie Inc. and approximately 200 new Manac trailers, resulting in an annual investment of over $25 million.

Andreea Crisan, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Andy explains: “We listen to our clients’ needs and we are uniquely placed to help them achieve their growth plans. In fact, it is our corporate culture that differentiates us in a marketplace that is facing a major labor shortage.”

“Safety has always been a core value of Andy. All new purchases are equipped with Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA including Bendix Wingman Fusion), a safety system that combines camera, radar sensors to detect metallic objects and vehicles that are stationary in front of the tractor and to automatically engage the brakes if the driver cannot react”, adds Ilie Crisan, President of Andy.

“Expected as of May 2019, we look forward to the integration of VADA/Bendix and ISAAC – our partner of choice for telemetry, communication and tracking. This integration will offer Business Intelligence to support better decision making and take us one step closer to our commitment to road safety and our drivers’ well-being”, outlines Andreea Crisan.

“We thank all our partners for supporting us in our growth as well as for their commitment to continuously improve their products and services”, adds Golan Moryoussef, CFO.

About Andy Transport

A privately held company founded in 2001, Andy Transport combines youthful ideas with North American and European experience. Its fleet of over 300 power units and 700 trailers travels throughout Canada and the United States. In 2018, it was the 9th largest fleet in Quebec and 52nd in Canada. The company was ranked in the GROWTH 500 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Information:
marketing@andytransport.com
www.andytransport.com

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Andy announces its newest startup: Tristan Cartage, an outsourcing fleet solution

Tristan CartageMontreal, January 15, 2019 — Andy, an asset-based transportation, logistics, warehousing, and maintenance group of companies, is proud to announce the official launch of its newest business venture: Tristan Cartage. The new company is an asset-based and power-only outsourcing fleet solution (truck and driver) for local and regional fluctuating transportation needs on the market.

Tristan Cartage’s target customers are other for-hire carriers of all sizes, private fleets, third-party logistics companies, retailers, manufacturers, and distributors – who have fluctuating transportation needs.

“We often receive calls from customers and partner carriers, requesting Andy Transport to provide power-only services”, said Andreea Crisan, COO and EVP of Andy. “But cartage services largely differ from Andy Transport usual operations, in terms of human resources, assets and dispatching. This is why we have launched Tristan Cartage, a power-only solution, offering a tractor and driver on demand, to counter the fluctuations in capacity, volume, and manpower of partner companies.”

Building on the reputation and strength of relationships established within each business unit of Andy’s group, the new brand identity for Tristan Cartage differentiates itself of Andy Transport’s service offering and target market. Synergies can however be achieved with Tristan Fleet Management, a truck and trailer maintenance centers operator, whose customers have punctual needs of a driver and tractor to successfully meet their contractual obligations while getting their equipment repaired.  

“Tristan Cartage is based in Quebec and covers the Quebec-Ontario territory”, adds Ilie Crisan, President of Andy. “We will provide a tractor and driver without any long-term commitment or business interruption. Our customers maintain control over the schedule and the routing, and benefit from cost savings by paying only for what they need.”

To find out more, please visit our website: http://www.tristancartage.com

About Andy

A privately held group of companies, Andy combines youthful ideas with depth of experience. Founded in 2001, Andy Transport’s fleet travels all across Canada and the United States. In 2018, it was the 9th largest fleet in Quebec and 58th in Canada. The company was ranked in the PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Andy strives to provide quality customer service, as well as special attention to its employees and partners.

Information:
marketing@andytransport.com
www.andytransport.com
http://www.tristancartage.com

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Andy positions itself for growth with the acquisition of its first terminal in Ontario

Montreal, November 29, 2018 — Andy, an asset-based transportation, logistics, warehousing, and fleet management group of private companies, is proud to announce the acquisition of its first Ontario transportation terminal located at 665 Weaver Road, in Windsor and consisting of approximately 500,000 sq. ft.

The newly acquired terminal will allow Andy to position itself in the Ontario market, improve operational efficiencies, and extend its offering to its customers. “We saw an immense potential and our vision is to develop it into a fully-serviced Andy terminal, opening many positions over the next months. We look forward to working with the local municipality, authorities and community”, says Andreea Crisan, COO and EVP at Andy.

Andy takes immediate possession and occupancy of the terminal. The terminal is 6 km away from the current Windsor-Detroit bridge and less than 3 km away from the future bridge. “We have acquired the terminal and are making development plans with our drivers in mind. It will become an important hub for our operations and clients, but also a comfortable resting site for our drivers”, says Ilie Crisan, President of Andy.

This acquisition is part of Andy’s growth plan, an answer to the company’s strategic direction to position itself in the Ontario market. “We are thankful to our legal and financial partners for their continuous support and trust”, says Golan Moryoussef, CFO of Andy.

About Andy
A privately held group of companies, Andy combines youthful ideas with depth of experience. Founded in 2001, Andy Transport’s fleet travels all across Canada and the United States. In 2018, it was the 9th largest fleet in Quebec and 58th in Canada. The company was ranked in the PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Andy strives to provide quality customer service, as well as special attention to its employees and partners.

Information:
marketing@andytransport.com
www.andytransport.com

 

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Event on Highway 50 : Andy Transport denounces the dangerous manoeuvre

Andy Transport Inc, condemns strongly all forms of infractions to the Highway Safety Code or any other forms of hazardous behavior from its drivers. Disciplinary measures will be taken for all drivers who do not abide by our corporate values of promoting road safety and to respect all road users.

Andy Transport has safety at heart, making it its everyday priority. In fact, the company has put in place its own training program and requires that all its drivers respect the Highway Safety Code, keeping an exemplary conduct at all time. Andy Transport is a Quebec-based company operating since 2001. Its vehicle fleet includes 350 trucks and 750 trailers all over Canada and the United-States. In 2018, it was ranked amongst the biggest fleet in Quebec and in Canada.

Witnesses of unacceptable behaviors are invited to contact the company directly.

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