Betts Bower reports Tutt Bryant investment

Hunter-based business makes heavy haulage acquisition

Betts Bower reports Tutt Bryant investment
The Bower's Heavy Haulage fleet. Image: Facebook


Betts Bower Haulage Group recently announced the acquisition of Tutt Bryant’s Hunter-based Heavy Lift and Shift division.

Betts Bower is a partnership between long-term affiliates Betts Transport and Bower's Heavy Haulage and specialises in general freight and heavy haulage.

Heavy Lift and Shift is the cranes, heavy lifting, heavy haulage and specialised transport arm of the Tutt Bryant Group, which also operates equipment sales and general hire.

The acquisition involved the equipment located at Muswellbrook.

"On the 1st October 2018, the third generation of Bower’s Heavy Haulage went to work as usual, but carrying a little extra weight," managing director Daniel Bower says in a statement.

"We add to the Hunter Valley heavy haulage history by taking on the Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift and Shift heavy haulage fleet.

"Thank you to the Tutt Bryant Group for trusting in us to take on your heavy haulage.

"We are grateful for the business relationship our families had in the past, and the opportunity to continue this into the future."

The Bower and Betts businesses started trading together officially in 2009, though their respective family owners had been affiliated for a number of generations.

The Tutt Bryant Group has origins in Sydney and celebrated its 80th birthday this year, and is wholly owned by Singapore-based heavy equipment supplier Tat Hong, having been removed from the ASX in 2010.

Tutt Bryant moves to Singapore ownership. Read more, here.

"Like Tutt Bryant Group, Bowers Heavy Haulage too are proud of our heritage and rich tradition of providing customers with quality," Bower says.

"These two companies [were] equally once the two biggest heavy haulage companies in the Hunter Valley in NSW.

"There is a lot of history between them, which is reflected in their shared qualities."

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