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Heniff acquires Premier Bulk Systems

Feb. 5, 2021
Addition of Canada-based bulk transporter includes 70 trucks, 120 tank trailers, ‘state-of-the-art’ maintenance facility

Heniff Transportation Systems recently acquired Premier Bulk Systems.

Premier, located in Gormley, Ontario, Canada, will continue to operate separately as a Canadian entity led by founder Kevin Berry, according to Heniff, which is headquartered in Oak Brook IL.

“This transaction enhances our customers’ ability to leverage the resources and services of both organizations across the entire North American liquid chemical supply chain,” said Berry, who’s also president of Premier. “In addition to seamless access to a broad range of complimentary services, such as ISO/depot services and third-party logistics services, our customers will benefit from Heniff’s integrated operating network that includes over 100 terminal and tank wash facilities across the U.S.” 

Adding cross-border Canadian operations gives Heniff an integrated network of terminals and tank washes that includes more than 30 rail transload sites, more than 50 maintenance locations and 15 (ISO) depots for import/export and food-grade operations. This creates a bulk logistics network in North America that Heniff maintains is “second to none” in providing service solutions and asset-based capacity to customers and drivers.

Founded in 2001 by Kevin and Christine Berry, Premier Bulk Systems operates 70 trucks and 120 tank trailers, and a state-of-the-art terminal and maintenance facility in Gormley.

Heniff operates one the largest asset-based liquid bulk networks in North America, with more than 1,800 drivers and 5,000 trailers supporting customers in the liquid chemical and food-grade markets through Carry Transit, its wholly owned subsidiary. 

“Kevin, his wife Christine and the employees of Premier have done an outstanding job of building a company culture around superior safety and service performance, both cornerstones to what we believe in,” said Bob Heniff, CEO of Heniff. “Kevin and I started as competitors and then we began working together on ways to serve our customers better.

“Today, we come together as true partners.”

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