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Acquisition by Singapore Post, FMH Group - A New Chapter of Growth

March 2024

Border Express is thrilled to announce a monumental milestone in their journey – the completion of the acquisition by Freight Management Holdings Pty Ltd (FMH Group), a subsidiary of Singapore Post! This exciting development comes after the finalisation of the conditional sale and purchase agreement on March 1, 2024.

From their humble beginnings in Albury with just four dedicated staff members back in 1981, Border Express has grown into a national powerhouse. Today, they proudly boast a presence across every state and territory in Australia, employing a team of 1,700 staff and contractors. As they now join forces with FMH Group, they stand on the cusp of an exciting new chapter filled with growth and opportunity.

Mark Luff, Border Express’ Executive Director of Transformation, shares in their collective enthusiasm, stating, “We are delighted to embark on this new chapter with FMH Group. This strategic alignment will build upon our success to date and support us in achieving the next phase of growth.”

With a network spanning 18 facilities, a robust fleet of vehicles, and a dedicated team, Border Express has earned the trust of over 1,800 customers across various industries. Their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction remains unwavering as they move forward with FMH Group by their side.

Simon Slagter, CEO of FMH Group, echoes their excitement, saying, “We greatly respect what Border Express has achieved over the past 40 years, and we are delighted to welcome them into the FMH Group. This acquisition will not only expand our network but through collaboration will also strengthen our ability to create end-to-end supply chain efficiency for customers.”

As part of FMH Group, Border Express will retain its brand identity and continue to operate with their valued employees, ensuring continuity for both their team and customers. Their core values, workplace culture, and unique identity will remain intact, reinforcing their commitment to delivering exceptional customer service.

Together with FMH Group, they are poised to achieve even greater success and create new opportunities for their team and customers alike.

David Charlesworth, Border Express’ CEO, adds, “We would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to the Luff family for their immense contributions to Border Express over the years. Their dedication and vision have been instrumental in shaping our company into what it is today. Throughout his career, Max Luff, as founder, has remained dedicated to the people of Border Express, emphasising the importance of ‘100% commitment’ in achieving one’s goals. Max Luffs’ career serves as a testament to the power of dedication, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to excellence in the field of transportation and logistics. For this we are forever grateful, and we wish Max and the Luff family all the very best in their future endeavors.”

“We are incredibly excited about this move forward. Together with FMH Group, we are poised to achieve even greater success and create new opportunities for our team and customers. Thank you to our customers for your continued trust and partnership. We are excited to be embarking on this next step, and we appreciate your ongoing support during this seamless transition.”

As they step into this new era, Border Express remains committed to excellence, innovation, and the continued satisfaction of their customers.

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