Toll Group

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Toll Holdings Limited
FoundedNewcastle, Australia, (1888; 130 years ago (1888))
FounderAlbert Toll
Key people
Michael Byrne (Managing Director)
John Mullen (Executive Chairman)[1]
ServicesIntegrated Service Provider
RevenueA$8.8 billion [2] (2014)
A$293.1 million [2] (2014)
Number of employees
40,000+ (2014)
ParentJapan Post Holdings

Toll Group, part of Japan Post Holdings, is a transportation and logistics company with operations in road, rail, sea, air and warehousing. It has three principal businesses, Global Forwarding, Global Logistics and Global Express Services, with some 1200 sites in about 50 countries, mostly in Asia and the Pacific.[citation needed]

An A F Toll marked Albion vehicle, when the business operated out of Sydney, Newcastle and Cessnock.
Toll Shipping's Tasmanian Achiever roll-on roll-off vessel


Built on a horse-and-cart coal hauling business begun in 1888 by Albert Toll, the Toll business was purchased by National Minerals in 1959. It became part of mining conglomerate Peko Wallsend in 1962. Under Peko Wallsend, which used Toll for all its transport activities, Toll was developed into a national carrier. The company subsequently underwent a name change to Toll-Chadwick, and its new owners sought to integrate its businesses and expand into containerised shipping.[3] Having gone public in 1993,[4] the company was acquired by Japan Post Holdings in 2015.[5]

Toll's 10-tonne electric truck by Smith Electric. It has a range of up to 200km and a top speed 95km/h. It runs on an 80 kWh lithium-ion battery, requires 5-6 hours overnight charge, and is zero-emission.
Toll 737 aircraft.

Brian Kruger retired as managing director in 2016, and was replaced by Michael Byrne.[6] The "Toll Transformation Program" began in 2017.[clarification needed][7]

Environmental record[edit]

Based on data published in 2013, Toll IPEC has 25 vehicles running on compressed natural gas, Toll Mining Services has 94 dual fuel clean air power systems and five liquefied natural gas systems, Toll IPEC has electric small passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, Toll Transitions has a small fleet of electric / petrol Toyota Prius hybrids, Toll Energy has several AB Triples and Toll has a fleet of high productivity vehicles and Hino hybrid vehicles.[8]


In 2013, Toll Group was announced as a sponsor of the Amy Gillett Foundation, an Australian cycling advocacy group promoting road safety.[9]

In 2016, Toll partnered with Driver Reviver, a community program advocating safe driving behaviour by encouraging motorists to take breaks while driving long distances.[10]

From 2008 to 2013 the company sponsored the Holden Racing Team.[11]


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  2. ^ a b Wiggins, Jenny (19 August 2014). "Toll Holdings warns conditions 'difficult'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  3. ^ Annual General Meeting Chairman and Managing Director Speeches (PDF), ASX, retrieved 2010-10-29
  4. ^ "History | Toll Group - Providing Global Logistics". Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  5. ^ Lewis, Leo (April 25, 2017). "Japan Post warns of losses after blow from Toll". Financial Times. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "Australian Transport News". Australian Transport News.
  7. ^ "Logistics Magazine". Logistics Magazine.
  8. ^ Environment Reporting: Managing climate change & energy risks (PDF), Toll Group, 2013
  9. ^ "Amy Gillett Foundation". Amy Gillett Foundation.
  10. ^ "Toll Driver Reviver will help you arrive alive". Victoria State Emergency Service.
  11. ^ Toll to end Holden Racing Team sponsorship, Speedcafe, 18 September 2013, archived from the original on 8 November 2014

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