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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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Andy Transport Ranks No. 304 on the 2018 Growth 500

̶     Canadian Business unveils 30th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies     ̶

Growth 500 Logo 2018 BlackMontreal, September 18, 2018 — Canadian Business and Maclean’s ranked Andy Transport No. 304 on the 30th 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 2018 Growth 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 217%.

“The companies on the 2018 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 Deborah Aarts, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate 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 is proud to be part of Growth 500 for the fifth consecutive year,” says Golan Moryoussef, Chief Financial Officer of Andy Transport. “We are confident that our growth strategy will allow us to remain in the ranking over the years to come.”

“We are delighted with our results and most importantly how far along our team has come over the past years, which is a clear indicator of how committed our team truly is to our mission,” says Ilie Crisan, President of Andy Transport. “And we have no intention of slowing down.”

About the Growth 500

For 30 years, the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies has been Canada’s most respected and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published 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, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. 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. 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 and 2017.

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 announces the official launch of its new business venture: Tristan Fleet Management

tristan logoMontreal, September 11, 2018 — Andy, an asset-based transportation, logistics and warehousing group of companies, is proud to announce the official launch of its newest business venture: Tristan Fleet Management. The new company operates several heavy truck and trailer maintenance centers and provides personalized fleet management services, such as preventive maintenance, equipment inspection, as well as general mechanic and collision repairs.

“Tristan Fleet Management is a natural expansion of the maintenance and repair services that have historically been provided to Andy Transport and independent owner operators” explains Andreea Crisan, COO and EVP. “The growth of Andy Transport’s fleet resulted in a strategic physical network of maintenance and repair centers. The expertise and dedication of its skilled workforce is now offered to third parties.”

Tristan’s customer base is composed of small and medium size fleets. Nearly 200 clients have entrusted Tristan with the planning of their fleet’s PM and repairs, and benefit from Tristan’s 24/7 road assistance, towing, and road service needs all over North America.

“When operating a fleet, managing a shop and an in-house maintenance program can become an overwhelming burden and an expensive cost-center” adds Ilie Crisan, President. “We want to help fleet owners focus on their core business, while we propose a personalized fleet management solution which includes opening a new shop to cater to their needs in a strategic location, operating their existing shops, and giving them access to our network and services.”

Building on the reputation and strength of relationships established within each business unit of Andy’s group, the new brand identity for Tristan Fleet Management is an opportunity to grow customer awareness and attract the best talent.

Daniel Barbu, Fleet Director, concludes: “We understand the fundamental needs of fleets of all sizes: reduce costs, maximize uptime, and ensure compliance. And we believe that thanks to our dedicated and talented team of mechanics, Tristan is bound to grow its footprint in the province of Quebec.”

Andreea Crisan, Daniel Barbu and Ilie Crisan. Photo credit: Sonya Messier.

Andreea Crisan, Daniel Barbu and Ilie Crisan. Photo credit: Sonya Messier.

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 2017, 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 and 2017.

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 Releases Today its Asset Purchase Plan for 2018

 

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Andy Transport signs purchase order for 60 new Volvos VNL 760 2019

Montreal, January 29, 2018 –– Andy Transport is pleased to release its asset acquisition plan for 2018. Following the arrival of the first two (2) Volvo VNL 760 2019 units in Canada at the beginning of January 2018, Andy Transport has officially executed its purchase order for 60 new Volvo VNL 760 2019 tractors with le Centre du Camion Ste-Marie Inc. for delivery between April and November 2018.

Golan Moryoussef, CFO of Andy Transport explains: “This investment is an integral part of our five-year growth plan. This asset acquisition will ensure that we operate a young and modern fleet which translates into reliable service. In the current market where most of operational costs are increasing, the cutting-edge technology integrated into the new models will certainly help us keep our maintenance costs low and allow us to maintain competitive rates for our customers. We’d like to thank Le Centre du Camion Ste-Marie Inc. and Volvo Trucks Canada for their exceptional customer service and their commitment to continuously improve their products.”

Ilie Crisan, President of Andy Transport adds: “In my career of over 30 years, I have driven over 4 million miles in Europe and North America combined. I’ve had the opportunity to drive a great variety of heavy vehicle brands and models. Recently, I was aboard the new Volvo VNL 760 2019, and I was immediately impressed with the overall comfort of the cabin, the ergonomic adjustable seat, the enhanced field of vision for the driver, the noise reduction in the cab, the aerodynamic improvements, as well as the new safety applications such as the Volvo Active Driver and the Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST). The safety and the well-being of our drivers are our main motivators to invest in the equipment that best meets their needs. ”

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 travel throughout Canada and the United States. In 2017, it was the 10th 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, and 2017.

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

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Andreea Crisan of Andy Transport named a WXN 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner

MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2017

Andy Transport Inc--Andreea Crisan de l-entreprise Andy TransporAndy Transport is pleased to announce Andreea Crisan, COO and EVP of Andy Transport, has been named by Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2017 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.

See full article: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/andreea-crisan-of-andy-transport-named-a-wxn-2017-canadas-most-powerful-women-top-100-award-winner-659386163.html

 

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