The Wheaton Blog
One-year after acquisition, van line continues to flourish
Partnership strengthens Wheaton World Wide Moving and Bekins Van Lines, Inc.
After a year as the new fourth largest household goods carrier in the country, Wheaton World Wide Moving | Bekins Van Lines is hitting its stride in time for the summer busy season. The combined company produced record revenue for 2012 and is on track to do the same for 2013.
In April 2012, Wheaton Van Lines, Inc., owner of Wheaton World Wide Moving, purchased the assets of Bekins Van Lines, LLC. The new company, called Bekins Van Lines, Inc. is a brand new van line, fully owned and operated by Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. The company now operates two brands – Wheaton World Wide Moving and Bekins Van Lines, Inc.
“The acquisition has met and exceeded our best expectations,” said Mark Kirschner, the van line’s CEO. “I’m not sure you can entirely plan for all of the nuances that go along with a complicated asset acquisition of this kind. But the Bekins agents and the existing Wheaton agents, along with our corporate staff, have come through with flying colors and continued to make this company a tremendous success.”
As evidence of the company’s expansion, the van line – headquartered in Indianapolis – is completing a 10,000-square-foot expansion designed to accommodate the increase in corporate employees necessary to run both van lines from Indianapolis. Bekins was formerly headquartered near Chicago. The addition should be complete by June 2013.