Toll Group

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Toll Holdings Limited
FoundedNewcastle, Australia, (1888; 131 years ago (1888))
FounderAlbert Toll
Key people
Michael Byrne (Managing Director)
Aaron Wilton (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]


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 WLEM Group in 2018.[5]

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]


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


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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 29 October 2010
  4. ^ "History | Toll Group - Providing Global Logistics". Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  5. ^ Lewis, Leo (25 April 2017). "Japan Post warns of losses after blow from Toll". Financial Times. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Australian Transport News". Australian Transport News.
  7. ^ "Logistics Magazine". Logistics Magazine.
  8. ^ Toll to end Holden Racing Team sponsorship, Speedcafe, 18 September 2013, archived from the original on 8 November 2014
  9. ^ "Amy Gillett Foundation". Amy Gillett Foundation.
  10. ^ "Toll Driver Reviver will help you arrive alive". Victoria State Emergency Service.

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