The Automotive Holdings Group’s refrigerated business has entered into a strategic partnership with fibre packaging company, Orora. The new deal with the AHG Refrigerated division, which includes Rand Transport, Harris Refrigerated Transport, Scott’s Refrigerated Freightways and JAT Refrigerated Road Services, is expected to provide significant benefits to Orora’s fruit and produce corrugated customer base in Australia.
AHG Logistics is Australia’s largest refrigerated logistics provider with an extensive road and rail transport fleet complemented by state-of-the-art cold stores in all Australian capital cities. The AHG network operates under its constituent company names, Rand, Harris, Scott’s Refrigerated Freightways and JAT.
Through the new partnership, Orora Fibre Packaging will continue to focus on providing corrugated cartons to the Australian fruit and produce sector with an additional service now being offered to include logistics.
A statement from Orora said AHG will provide a comprehensive logistics infrastructure delivering cartons in a timely manner to Orora customers, with the added capability of being able to collect and protect the fresh produce through the transport chain ensuring it arrives to market in optimal condition.
“Orora strives to be a customer-led provider of innovative packaging solutions, and this partnership with AHG is a significant step in that journey,” said Nigel Garrard, Managing Director and CEO, Orora.
“Orora and AHG can now offer our fruit and produce customers an end-to-end packaging solution for their produce, from carton to market in pristine condition.”