It all started with the vision, hard work and horse and cart of one man - Albert Toll.
The Toll business was founded in Newcastle, Australia in 1888 by Albert Toll when he began hauling coal by horse and cart. From these modest beginnings, a transport company was founded. By the time of his death in 1958 at the age of 95, Albert was operating a fleet of trucks in five locations.
On 18 February 2015, Toll’s Board announced that it had accepted a proposal from Japan Post, one of the world’s largest companies, to acquire all of Toll’s shares. Japan Post was looking to Toll to spearhead its global operations.
The reaction from Toll’s shareholders was extremely positive and on 13 May 2015, they voted overwhelmingly in favour of the acquisition.
On 28 May 2015, Toll formally became a division of Japan Post. Toll continues to be headquartered in Melbourne and retains the Toll brand. We’re now growing globally with the support of Japan Post behind us.