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Toronto, ON – Farrow announced today it has acquired CK Logistics, Inc., an established customs broker and logistics firm with locations in San Antonio and Houston, Texas. The acquisition complements the service offering of Farrow U.S., and provides the opportunity to leverage other Farrow service offerings including cross border, consulting and logistics.

Chairman & C.E.O. of Farrow, Richard Farrow, issued the following statement to employees of both organizations:

“This acquisition provides us with a strong presence in the U.S. southwest, one of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. Further, it provides us with a local presence for some relatively new large volume clients in the region. I’m sure Chris’ team will merge seamlessly with ours, and a smooth transition will see clients of CK as well as those of Farrow experience increased capability in all facets of the services we provide.”
CK Logistics, Inc. was established in 2000. Founder Chris Kuehler will remain with Farrow as senior executive and be based in San Antonio.

Chris Kuehler, President said in a statement:

“This is a tremendous opportunity for all concerned – our staff and our clients.  Joining an organization like Farrow provides us with the additional resources to meet the growing needs of our clients. Together, we’ll truly be able to provide “Peace of Mind” to our clients whether that be for customs brokerage or international freight forwarding services throughout North America. This transaction will also provide expanded opportunities for our staff as we will be joining one of North America’s premier providers of international trade services.”

CK Logistics, Inc. will be rebranded to Farrow U.S., within 12 – 18 months. No organizational changes will be made as part of this transition.

Farrow is the largest private, family owned customs broker in Canada with over 675 employees and 31 offices and warehouse locations throughout Canada and the US. Founded in 1911, the company has over a 100 year history of providing a comprehensive range of integrated solutions to exceed the expectation of North American importers and exporters. It is owned and operated by the third generation of the Farrow family, Richard and his brother John Farrow.

This is the 6th acquisition for Farrow since 2005, and the 18th overall since 1984.

About Farrow

  • An international customs broker with locations throughout Canada and the U.S. including all major border crossings between Canada and the U.S.
  • The largest independently owned and operated in Canada
  • Celebrated its 100th Anniversary (1911 – 2011)
  • US offices include: Detroit, MI, Buffalo, NY, Chicago IL, Champlain, NY, Niagara Falls, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Seattle, WA, Minneapolis, MN, Battle Creek, MI, Blaine, WA, Port Huron, MI
  • Canadian offices include: Windsor, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, and Sarnia
  • Named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2009, and a Re-Qualified member in 2010, and 2011, a Gold Standard Member in 2012, and a Gold Standard Re-Qualified Member in 2013 and 2014
  • Family owned and operated, for three generations
  • Two time winner of the “Toyota Kaizen Excellence Award” for achievements as a key logistics partner
  • ISO 9002 certified at the Ayr, Ontario, Regional Office
  • Community involvement includes a commitment to Habitat-for-Humanity, the United Way/Centraide, Windsor-Essex Therapeutic Riding Association, the Alzheimer’s Society, the St. Clair College Foundation, and regional food banks throughout North America
  • www.farrow.com

About CK Logistics, Inc.

  • Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with an office in Houston
  • President and founder is Chris Kuehler, LCB, who resides in San Antonio
  • Licensed Customs broker and international freight forwarder with NVOCC.
  • Specialising in perishables, retail, shoes and leather goods, medical supplies, and manufactured products
  • www.cklogistics.com

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For further information, please contact:
Tom Kowalski
President
Farrow U.S.
847.486.8710 (cellular)
847.228.5575 (office)
tom.kowalski@farrow.com

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