Tuesday, 24 January 2023
The acquisition is the latest chapter in a strong growth story for Live Event Logistics since launching in 2017.
Roadpro have proudly been supplying touring logistics, container storage and handling to the event industry for over 30 years and currently service a strong portfolio of clients with an emphasis on the performing arts.
Chris Woods, Director Live Event Logistics said “Roadpro have built an impressive brand around a profitable and reputable business, and we are looking forward to respectfully bringing the two entities together.
We have a firm strategy for long term growth. In 2021 there was a core shift in the entertainment trucking and freight market. Through our partnership with TCB Trans, we have steadily been building our resources and fleet to be better equipped to service the needs of our clients and the broader industry.
The opportunity to bring Roadpro into the Live offering was one that aligned immediately with focus on expanding our trucking operation and presence along the east coast.
We now share a combined fleet to over 20 trucks, including 10 trailers ranging from 34′ to 48′. Our partnership with TCB Trans continues to support this expanded fleet. The scale of their operation allows them to run in-house mechanics with dedicated truck and trailer servicing, with yards and warehouses across the east coast.
The acquisition of Roadpro is another layer in our commitment to invest in resources and expertise in our part of the live event industry. The synergies in the way that we operate and service our clients, coupled with their expertise, and presence in Queensland will be a great asset in strengthening our combined position down the East Coast, and in servicing our clients across the country and around the world.”
Rusty Austen, Director Roadpro Event Services said “The integration of RoadPro over time into the broader Live Event Logistics infrastructure is the start of an exciting new phase in the RoadPro story. We share a level of personal service which won’t change, though pooling our resources will enhance and create new opportunities for our clients, and provide a stronger foundation of personal service from which the two businesses can grow together to best service the evolving requirements of the event industry.”
The existing Live Event Logistics and Roadpro Event Services teams will continue to operate business as usual under the directorship of Chris Woods.
Chris added “We are thrilled to have Rusty, Tam and their team on board and look forward to sharing plans for our integrated and enhanced offering over the coming months.”
ABOUT LIVE EVENT LOGISTICS PTY LTD
Live Event Logistics Pty Ltd is an Australian based Entertainment Freight specialist Company operating specifically within the Music Touring, Festivals, Live Arts, TV, Theatre, Exhibition, Live Broadcast and Performance spaces. We provide a range of in-house freight solutions and logistical support for all aspects of touring, production and a range of creative projects including Tour Trucking, Domestic Road and Air Freight, International Shipping, Carnet and Trade Documents.
Established in July 2017 the Live team has over 20 years experience in international and domestic and freight and event logistics, and over 20 years experience working with the live event sectors. The business has grown rapidly and now operates on a global scale servicing all areas of the world within an extensive network partners.
We are committed to delivering a range of custom freight solutions and specialised logistical support across a range of live event and creative industries, who share a common purpose – to engage and connect audiences.
ABOUT ROADPRO EVENT SERVICES PTY LTD
Established in 1989 offering local and national transport solutions for the entertainment and arts industry.
Roadpro provides quality transport options that are reliable, proven and cost effective. With a modern fleet we pride ourselves by delivering what we promise. Extensive backgrounds in technical production values required for staging events and arts company tours and festivals enables Roadpro to maintain a clear understanding of our client’s demands.
Roadpro has always toured and transported entertainment freight; we are not distracted by general freight services, we understand our chosen industry, and recognise foremost that entertainment logistics have distinctive requirements.