Andy announced today the opening of a first warehouse in Montreal

Andy is proud to announce the opening of its warehousing facility in Montreal as it continues to invest in its infrastructure to maximize its capability to perform as a leading supplier of transportation and logistics offerings. Situated in the Lachine borough of Montreal, a short distance away from Andy’s new offices in Montreal, the warehouse benefits from its proximity to major highways: A13, A520, A20, and A40. Phase I of the opening comprises a 35,000 square foot facility with loading docks (internal and external) and full drive-in door.

With the addition of this new permanent warehouse, Andy has a total of 50,000 square foot warehousing offering and operates out of three locations.

“At the demand of a few existing clients, we started offering warehousing services this past January to complement existing transportation services. Within weeks, we reached full capacity which motivated us to launch Andy Warehousing and Distribution Inc.,” said Ilie Crisan, President of Andy Transport. “With the new warehouse in Montreal, we have the possibility to double capacity at any time to reach approximately 100,000 square feet.”

Salim Mroue, Andy’s Distribution and Warehousing Manager commented: “The new warehouse will be fully operational starting end of July and we already have an announced contractual 20% occupancy. Additionally, the newly added dry storage and cross-docking services will be complemented in the near future by pick-and-pack and bonded warehousing services.”

Andreea Crisan, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer added: “We are very pleased to welcome Salim Mroué to the team as our Distribution and Warehousing Manager. With over a decade of accumulated experience in the field, he has proven to be a valuable team player and entrepreneur. Two major qualities that we value from a recruiting perspective.”

Source: Codruta Prefit, Marketing Manager

Andy Transport announces second real estate acquisition in less than six months

Andy Transport acquires maintenance center in Boucherville, second real estate acquisition in less than six months. Conveniently situated at 35, rue de Montgolfier, the maintenance center spreads over 96, 000 sq feet of land, includes 18 service truck bays, and covers the service needs of Andy’s trucks and trailers based in Boucherville.

To date, Andy Transport operates three maintenance centers strategically located in the proximity of Andy’s terminals in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Montreal, and now Boucherville. All centers run at full capacity, providing 24-hour full-service maintenance to keep Andy’s fleet performing at its best.
Almost simultaneously with the acquisition of the new center, Andy entered a partnership with Le Centre du Camion Ste-Marie, a distributor for the reputable brands Mack, Volvo and Isuzu. “Due to the high demand of our clients, we decided to open the first Mack dealership on the South Shore of Montreal. We will be opening a full service dealership with a sales and a service team for Mack, Volvo and Isuzu products,” says Marc Tardif, President of Le Centre du Camion Ste-Marie.

“It is a strategic, yet natural partnership that we have built with Le Centre du Camion Ste-Marie for this location. They will occupy 12 truck bays and we will occupy the rest of the building. It is another big step in our effort to lower our fleet maintenance operating costs, while reducing the commute and downtime of our drivers based out of the Boucherville terminal,” says Ilie Crisan, President of Andy Transport.

“This new maintenance center enables us to provide an even better support to our fleet in the South Shore area of Montreal. The acquisition and operation of a first Andy paint shop represents a key milestone in the maintenance and repair of our fleet. It gives us a competitive edge on the market,” says Daniel Barbu, Fleet Manager of Andy Transport.

Source: Codruta Prefit, Marketing Manager

Andy Transport wins two Accolades Awards

Andy Transport was honored by the West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce (WIMCC) with two (2) Accolades Awards in the following categories: Distribution and Business to Business Services. Andy’s business excellence and dynamism was recognized among the West Island business community during the Accolades gala held at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel last evening. We are grateful to our partners at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) for the nominations and the West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce for the double recognition.
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$55,000 to be raised this August

Andreea Crisan, Andy Transport and Claude Reid, Moisson Sud-Ouest Moisson Sud-Ouest announced through a media event today that the 17th annual Golf Tournament will be held on August 17, 2016, under the honorary presidency of Andreea Crisan, Andy Transport’s COO and Executive Vice-President. The goal is to raise $55,000.

The funds that will be raised during this 17th edition of the golf tournament will allow Moisson Sud Ouest to continue its activities, mainly the recovery and distribution of food products to 65 accredited organizations it supports annually. “This fundraising activity is of great importance as 47% of the 3,550 people aided each month are children” said Claire Raymond, General Manager at Moisson Sud-Ouest.

“I am honoured that the team at Moisson Sud-Ouest nominated me Honorary President for the 2016 Golf Tournament. Moisson Sud-Ouest ‘s mission is aligned with Andy’s social corporate responsibility, which aims at improving and promoting healthy living in our community. At Andy Transport we believe that healthy communities are important for present and future generations ” said Ms. Crisan.

Andy Transport Announces Expansion with New Office Space in Montreal to Support Growth

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, May 23, 2016 — Andy Transport announces expansion with the opening of office space in Montreal. An approximate of 5,000 square feet of brand new office space has recently become a third home for Andy Transport’s team. Located at 3950 Hickmore street, in the Montreal borough of Saint-Laurent, the new office answers the needs to accommodate an increasing staff following the rapid growth of the company. The new space allows Andy to grow its core teams, while positioning itself in a central location closer to its existing and prospective clients.

As of today, Andy’s team operates out of three different locations: Valleyfield which remains the company’s headquarters, Montreal which is the newest and most modern of Andy’s locations, and Boucherville which hosts the intermodal and drayage operations.

Felix Tue, the architect who was trusted with the conception and the interior design of the new offices, confessed that while working on the project, he wanted to recreate the dynamic character of the company as well as its entrepreneurial spirit. As you enter Andy’s new offices, you will find an airy and modern space lit by natural light windows and a living area that is divided by OSB walls. To reflect the industry in which Andy operates, the closed working stations and the conference rooms are named after North American cities with sliding doors on rail tracks. The entire atmosphere is friendly, stimulating, and collaborative. The materials used are environmentally friendly and recyclable.

“We opened the new offices to better accommodate our drivers, mechanics and office staff that live on the island of Montreal and on the North Shore of Montreal. Some of them had been commuting for years to our head office. We wanted to help improve their work-family balance by shortening their commute time.” says Ilie Crisan, Founder and President of Andy Transport. “In order to participate in the work and family reconciliation of our staff, we made some internal changes according to our employees’ needs and commute distances. Today, the Montreal office is home to some operations staff, legal and marketing departments, as well as workstations for mobile employees.” says Andreea Crisan, EVP and COO of Andy Transport.

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Source: Codruta Prefit, Marketing Manager

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Our company featured again!

SmartWsmartwayay’s Partner Profile of the month features Andy Transport:

“A progressive company who has invested heavily in new technologies and opened its own training school to train its drivers”.

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Andy Transport boosts growth with terminal acquisition from Matrec in Boucherville

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, December 17, 2015 — Andy Transport announced today the acquisition of Matrec’s terminal located at 4, chemin du Tremblay, Boucherville. The facility has approximately 36,000 sq. ft of office space, 11,000 sq. ft. of garage on approximately 527,452 sq. ft. of land. Andy Transport will occupy 270,281 sq. ft. of land, while Matrec will remain a tenant on premises.

The new terminal will allow Andy Transport to handle the increase in market demand, as well as extend and enhance its services. “We are excited to announce the acquisition of the Boucherville terminal as it represents an excellent opportunity to further develop our footprint in Quebec. The acquisition is expected to result in greater operational efficiencies and a significant increase in market share”, says Andreea Crisan, COO and EVP at Andy Transport.

Andy Transport takes immediate possession of the 270,281 square feet of land and will prepare the site to accommodate its operations. “To enhance the security of the premises occupied by Andy Transport in Boucherville, we are installing an advanced security system which includes a controlled and monitored access as well as 24-hour live camera surveillance”, says Ilie Crisan, President of Andy Transport.

This acquisition is part of Andy Transport’s growth plan, an answer to the company’s strategic direction to strengthen its position on the South shore of Montreal. “We are thankful to our financial partners for trusting us with the strategic acquisition”, says Golan Moryoussef, CFO and VP Sales of Andy Transport.

Source: Codruta Prefit, Marketing Manager

Andy Transport nominated again as a Regional Finalist in Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program

November 20, 2015 — We are pleased to announce that Andy Transport was selected as a Regional Finalist in Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for the third consecutive year. We are thrilled to have received this recognition again as it is a proof of our dedication and success.

“To make the shortlist, Andy Transport, Regional Finalist Best Managed Companiesa company must display a long-term vision, build a corporate culture centered on strong values such as innovation and sustainability, and maintain a constant focus on strategy and capability. We see this nomination as a reflection of our passion and commitment to our work” explains Andreea Crisan, COO and Executive VP of Andy Transport.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. It identifies distinction in overall business performance, sustained growth, financial performance, employee retention, customer centric practices, and the efforts of the organization as a whole. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a meticulous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

As a Quebec finalist, Andy Transport joined a remarkable list of new and former regional finalists. Regional finalists move on to the national platform where the final winners making up Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies are to be announced at a symposium and gala on April 12, 2016.

Source:     Codruta Prefit, Marketing Manager

Innovating in HR: attracting and retaining employees in an industry with a driver shortage

SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, QC, Oct. 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – It’s a first in Quebec: trucking company Andy Transport trains potential truck drivers and offers to hire them as soon as they earn their Class 1 licence. In addition, if the new truck drivers stay with the company for a predetermined amount of time, the company will absorb all the costs of training and internship. More

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