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The Acquisition of Rocke Brothers

The Directors of Silk Contract Logistics Pty Ltd (SCL) are excited to announce the acquisition of the Victorian-based wharf carrier, Rocke Brothers Pty Ltd. Mr Brendan Boyd, the Managing Director of SCL, stated that “the purchase of Rocke Brothers marks an historic moment in the journey of both businesses". “Rocke Brothers is a significant operator in the cartage of containers to and from the Melbourne waterfront with a reputation for safety, quality and customer service. "This purchase marks the coming together of two dynamic Australian logistics companies, each with a strong history in the Australian transport and logistics industry. "This announcement marks an exciting next step in SCL’s journey and aligns with the strategy SCL has held for the past five years in relation to growth and a vision to be recognised by our target customers as their partner of choice in the provision of integrated logistics solutions.” "I firmly believe that the addition of Rocke Brothers will complement SCL’s ability to deliver on that vision. “The Operations at Rocke Brothers and SCL will continue as they currently do, and it is expected that the Clients of both businesses should experience no change or disruption to their current services as a result of this acquisition”, confirmed Mr John Sood, Director and Chief Operating Officer at SCL. “This is the third acquisition made by SCL in the last 14 months, following the acquisition of wharf carriers in Brisbane and Sydney, and compliments SCL’s existing presence in the Victorian-based wharf cartage sector. "It also positions SCL for further exciting opportunities in the short to medium term." BACK TO NEWS