On March 16th 2020, Bulkmatic, LLC acquired the assets of Paris Transport Inc. and began operations at the former Paris terminal and warehouse locations in Paris, IL. The acquisition will create additional capacity and improved service for Bulkmatic customers in the Central Illinois and Indianapolis markets.
Customers of Paris Transport, Inc will have continuity in management as the Paris management team is staying on and will continue to run the new Bulkmatic operations. Shippers in the region will have access to additional capacity through the larger Bulkmatic terminal network.
“The two organizations have a similar customer focus and our networks match-up very well. We believe this combination will improve service to PTI’s long-standing customers by tapping into Bulkmatic’s regional capacity.” said Doug Smittkamp, Vice President of Paris Transport Inc.
Paris Transport Inc has a long history of operating in the Central Illinois and Indiana markets allowing Bulkmatic to efficiently expand operations in the region. The purchased business includes dry bulk tank and dry van trucking, a tank wash, and a 50,000 square foot, food-grade warehouse.
“Bulkmatic has always thought very highly of Paris Transport Inc. This is a great opportunity for us to leverage the benefits of market density to improve service to new and existing regional customers.” said Jeff Bingham, Vice President of Sales, Bulkmatic.
Founded in 1965, Bulkmatic is one of the largest and most trusted dry bulk transportation companies in the nation, providing bulk trucking and rail logistics solutions for food companies, plastic manufacturers, and shippers of other bulk commodities. A family-owned, privately held company based in Griffith, Indiana, Bulkmatic is an industry leader, setting the standard for safety, sanitization and driver satisfaction. With approximately 800 employees, Bulkmatic operates a fleet of over 500 tractors and 1,300 pneumatic dry bulk trailers located at terminals around the country.
About Paris Transport Inc.
Founded in 1976, Paris Transport started with 2 trucks and 4 trailers. Over the years the company has grown and diversified by adding dry van and pneumatic tanks. Straight trucks were added in the late 80’s to supply expedited freight services. A warehouse facility was added in 1993. In 1998 the warehouse expanded to 20,000sf and in 2005 a new 50,000sf facility was built with expansion capabilities up to 100,000sf.