Locher Evers International (LEI) announced it had acquired Assiniboine Customs Brokers Ltd. (ACB) based in Winnipeg MB.
Headquartered in Delta, B.C., LEI is one of the largest Canadian owned freight forwarders and customs brokers in the country. “With Winnipeg being our first branch office, opening in 1980, Manitoba has always been an important market for LEI” stated Managing Director Chris B. Locher. “The acquisition of Assiniboine Customs Brokers fortifies our company’s position and commitment to the prairie market and now allows us to clear shipments in-house locally.”
“Both parties somewhat found each other,” according to Locher. “It is a natural fit and allows both companies to benefit from each other’s positioning, expertise, and customer base. This acquisition allows us to offer a more customized and local customs brokerage option for our Manitoba and Saskatchewan freight clients, where previously shipments would be cleared by our full service brokerage departments in Delta (Vancouver) or Brampton (Toronto). Now all can be offered under one roof “in-house and in-town”. The reverse is also true whereby ACB can now offer professional in-house freight and distribution services to existing ACB brokerage clients.”