Toyota Advanced Logistics Acquires Peach State

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Toyota Advanced Logistics North America is pleased to announce its operating subsidiary, Bastian Solutions, has completed the acquisition of Peach State Integrated Technologies, a strategic supply chain consulting, engineering, and material handling integration firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The acquisition supports TALNA's growth strategy, while offering clients an expanded network of services and knowledgeable supply chain professionals.

"Bastian Solutions was Toyota Advanced Logistics' foundational investment in North America to support Toyota Industries Corporation's strategy to become the number one materials handling solution provider globally," stated Aaron Jones, president of Bastian Solutions. "To achieve this goal, we rely on the talent of our organization. Peach State will greatly assist in our growth strategy, provide immediate strength to our company and ultimately help us better serve our customers across a broad spectrum of industries."

To formalize the transaction and to ensure continued customer service, Jim Bowes, former president of Peach State, will transition to a senior role at Bastian Solutions. Aaron Jones will become president of Peach State Integrated Technologies while remaining in his role as president at Bastian Solutions.

"This acquisition allows each company to better serve its current and future customer base by maximizing and sharing knowledge and resources," commented Jim Bowes. "I look forward to being a part of the Bastian Solutions team and strengthening our market position through this strategic alliance."

Bastian Solutions was acquired by Toyota Advanced Logistics North America in 2017. As a subsidiary of Bastian Solutions, Peach State Integrated Technologies will become a TALNA company.

"Bastian Solutions and Peach State both go to market with consulting, helping customers navigate the changing requirements in their distribution and manufacturing operations," stated Michael Romano, president and CEO of Toyota Advanced Logistics North America. Both companies share complementary but unique competencies that together broaden the breadth of TALNA's capabilities. We are confident that this organizational approach will yield greater market results working together than we could have accomplished individually."