Orora, a Melbourne packaging firm, has entered into a strategic partnership with Australian stock exchange-listed AHG Refrigerated Logistics, which will see the former adding a logistics aspect to its present corrugated carton offering.
Refrigerated Logistics is the parent firm of Rand, Harris, Scott's Refrigerated Freightways and JAT.
The partnership is aimed specifically at the fruit and produce sector.
Orora supplies cost-effective corrugated cartons to the fruit and produce industry in Australia. With the new partnership, it will be able to offer additional services such as temperature controlled logistics.
Orora managing director Nigel Garrard said: "Orora strives to be a customer-led provider of innovative packaging solutions, and this partnership with AHG is a significant step in that journey."
"AHG will provide a comprehensive logistics infrastructure that delivers cartons in a timely manner to our customers, with market-leading capability to collect and protect their fresh produce through the transport chain, ensuring it arrives to market in optimal condition
"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."
Following a several acquisitions made during the last 10 years, AHG has become a leading refrigerated logistics provider in Australian boasting of a wide road and rail transport fleet along with cold stores in several capital cities of the country.
Established in 2013, Orora is the result of the demerger of Amcor.