Monday, Jan. 09, 2017, 06:59 AM UPDATED 10:32 AMBy Auto Remarketing Staff
ST. LOUIS and ALPHARETTA, Ga. -
MetroGistics and AmeriFleet are merging.
MetroGistics Holdings and Tailwind Capital, which owns a majority stake in MetroGistics, announced the purchase of AmeriFleet on Monday.
The merger of their operations is designed to create a “one-stop-shop” for various fleet-related services like driveaway trucking, storage, title and registration and compliance.
“This is incredibly exciting news for MetroGistics, AmeriFleet and our combined customer base,” William Billiter, co-founder and managing partner of MetroGistics, said in a news release.
“Both companies have enjoyed steady growth, and once we start working closely together, we will begin targeting new markets and service lines that will help us grow exponentially,” he said. “We believe that this holistic white-glove final-mile delivery service will provide tremendous value to our clients and partners.”
AmeriFleet began in 1997 and has 68 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Rich Dennis is its co-founder and chief executive officer,
“Tailwind has made a conscious investment in our staff and they are confident in their ability to grow AmeriFleet and MetroGistics to new heights,” Dennis said in a news release. “They believe strongly in what our two companies represent, and believe the synergies between our businesses will truly create a service offering unmatched within the vehicle-logistics space.”
John Norris, AmeriFleet’s president, added: “The combination of these two acknowledged fleet logistics leaders is a winning formula for providing world-class service and value to our mutual clients. The complementary nature of our service capabilities creates the platform for delivering a market-leading suite of services for the commercial fleet, OEM, dealer and rental-car markets.”
“AmeriFleet’s various lines of service really complement our core competencies,” said Scott Naz, co-founder and managing partner of MetroGistics. “We both view ourselves as innovative and tech-savvy companies, and now our combined entities will spur even more innovation and accelerated growth.”