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Priority Freight

Business Growth Strengthens Crosstrade Department at Priority Freight

London Heathrow & Dover, 24 July 2014

Awarding winning provider of time-critical freight transport services, Priority Freight has responded to the growing demand for its cross-trade lead logistics services around the globe by increasing the team in the cross-trade department at its London Heathrow branch office.

The Cross-trade Department headed by Tom Outhwaite offers a unique service coordinating all third country freight and customs clearance activities. All movements, standard, expedited and technical such as temperature controlled, oversized goods and hazardous cargo are coordinated from one location. Customers using the cross-trade service from verticals sectors including pharmaceutical, automotive and aerospace have increased substantially from the beginning of 2014.  General Manager Gemma Holmes said “Such is the growth of our cross-trade work that the specialised service now accounts for 27% of the shipments we handle at Heathrow.  The cross-trade department, which under Tom’s expert guidance is fairly unique amongst Heathrow forwarders,  further improves our dedicated service to customers with freight moves that challenge other providers.”

Commenting on the move to expand the Heathrow office Holmes explained “This Investment in the team dedicated to cross-trade business will ensure that our clients receive the full benefit of Priority Freight’s global expedited logistics solutions.  The buyer remains in control as the goods move directly from shipper to final receiver.  This saves on cost, time and is more environmentally friendly”

Neal Williams, Group Managing Director of Priority Freight welcomed the development at Heathrow. “Priority Freight has a well-earned reputation for its skills in expedited freight transport.  Our multi-lingual staff has a dedicated 24/7 attitude to monitoring shipments throughout the world.  This expertise lends itself perfectly to the care of cross-trade consignments whatever their content and wherever there origin. I expect significant further growth in this type of business.”

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Notes for Editors:

About Priority Freight: Established in 1996, Priority Freight’s approach to building new and customised services has led to steady growth in all areas of the business in recent time.  Priority Freight continues to take pride in maintaining its core values of trustworthiness and value for money. Priority Freight is one of Europe’s leading time-critical freight specialists, helping clients to meet complex and urgent international delivery challenges worldwide. With offices throughout Europe, Priority Freight’s industry-leading cloud based IT solution provides visibility and transparency to clients across multiple locations, jurisdictions and continents. Experienced teams provide services 24/7, 365 days a year, meeting its customers’ time-critical transport needs and often beating seemingly impossible deadlines.

 www.priorityfreight.com 

 

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Priority Freight confirms its presence at AP&M Europe

London Heathrow, 25 April 2014

Priority Freight, the award winning global lead logistics provider of time-critical freight transport services is again exhibiting at ‘ap&m europe 2014’, Europe’s leading networking event for the Commercial Aviation MRO & Aftermarket. The exhibition is being held in Olympia Grand Hall, London from the 6th to 8th of May.

“The aviation, aerospace and AOG sectors remain areas where a particular type of specialised logistics services such as ours are often called for to deliver parts for both construction and maintenance in a time-critical and reliable manner.” comments Priority Freight’s Group Managing Director Neal Williams.  “Having exhibited at ‘ap&m’ for a number of years my colleagues and I continue to remain impressed by the quantity and calibre of airlines, manufacturers, parts suppliers and maintenance companies that were gathered there.  We certainly want to continue to grow our presence in this dynamic community.”

Priority Freight will be showcasing its expedited freight services that have been honed to the height of efficiency by years of experience in the demanding aviation and automotive sector on Stand C60 at the exhibition this year.  The company has an experienced multilingual staff that operates from six offices located in four European countries. It provides emergency freight solutions to time-critical transport problems 24/7, 365 days a year around the world.

‘ap&m europe’ is proud of the place it holds in the airline supply chain, facilitating business exchanges and contacts between airlines and their technical supply base. Covering the full range of MRO and related services, exhibitors, delegates and visitors between them represent the full spectrum of activities which go into keeping airlines flying.

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Notes for Editors: 

“Priority Freight is an award winning lead logistics provider of expedited transport services to the aviation sector, where services are tailored to support the demands of AOG and MRO operations.  When parts are needed to keep aircraft operational, we understand the requirements for immediate response.

Our experienced multilingual staff, operate out of 9 offices in 7 countries, delivering global, emergency solutions 24/7, 365 days a year.

Priority Freight’s industry-leading cloud-based IT solution provides visibility and transparency to clients across multiple locations, jurisdictions and continents.

Our mission is to provide the fastest, most economical and time-critical door-to-door global logistics service.  Our expertise lies in air charter, direct express road transportation, express air freight, express on-board air courier and customs clearance.”

 

 

 

Priority Freight Representatives attending ‘ap&m Europe’ include:

 

Neal Williams, Group Managing Director

Gareth Williams, Commercial Director

Gemma Holmes, General Manager, Heathrow

Angela Lynch, Director

Magdalena Swiderska, Business Development Manager

Rachel Moreton, Sales Co-Ordinator

Gabi Dopazo, Business Development Manager

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Priority Freight Attends MRO Europe

London, 23rd September 2013

Priority Freight, the award winning global lead logistics provider of time-critical freight transport services is exhibiting for the first time at ‘MRO Europe 2013’ Europe’s leading networking event for the Commercial Aviation MRO & Aftermarket. The exhibition is being held Excel Conference and Exhibition Centre, London this week (24-26 September)

“The aviation, aerospace and AOG sectors remain areas where a particular type of specialised logistics services such as ours are often called for to deliver parts for both maintenance and assembly in a time-critical and reliable manner.” comments Priority Freight’s Group Managing Director Neal Williams.  “Having attended other events in this sector this year, we certainly want to be part of this dynamic community.  I am also pleased to introduce my colleagues to the MRO market, in particular Gemma Holmes, General Manager of our Heathrow office, who recently joined Priority Freight.”

Priority Freight will be showcasing its expedited freight services that have been honed to the height of efficiency by years of experience in the demanding aviation and automotive sector on Stand F54 at the exhibition this year.  The company has an experienced multilingual staff that operates from nine offices located in seven European countries. It provides emergency freight solutions to time-critical transport problems 24/7, 365 days a year around the world.

‘MRO Europe’ is proud of the place it holds in the airline supply chain, facilitating business exchanges and contacts between airlines and their technical supply base. Covering the full range of MRO and related services, exhibitors, delegates and visitors between them represent the full spectrum of activities which go into keeping airlines flying.

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Notes for Editors:

About Priority Freight: Established in 1996, Priority Freight’s reliability and competitiveness have allowed it to progress rapidly. Now with over 90 employees, the family-run business continues to take pride in maintaining its core values of trustworthiness and value for money. Priority Freight is one of Europe’s leading time-critical freight specialists, helping clients to meet complex and urgent international delivery challenges worldwide. Priority Freight has offices throughout Europe and members of its experienced staff are available 24/7, 365 days a year, meeting its customers’ time-critical transport needs and often beating seemingly impossible deadlines. www.priorityfreight.com

Priority Freight Representatives attending ‘MRO Europe’ include:

Neal Williams, Group Managing Director

Gemma Holmes, General Manager

Stuart Jones, Business Development Manager

Gabi Dopazo, Business Development Manager

(Maria Udy – Marketing & PR)

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Priority Freight Enhances its Presence at AP&M Europe

Priority Freight, the award winning global lead logistics provider of time-critical freight transport services is exhibiting for the second year at ‘ap&m europe 2013’ Europe’s leading networking event for the Commercial Aviation MRO & Aftermarket. The exhibition is being held in Olympia Grand Hall, London from the 7th to 9th of May.

“The aviation, aerospace and AOG sectors remain areas where a particular type of specialised logistics services such as ours are often called for to deliver parts for both construction and maintenance in a time-critical and reliable manner.” comments Priority Freight’s Group Managing Director Neal Williams.  “Attending ‘ap&m’ last year my colleagues and I were impressed by the quantity and calibre of airlines, manufacturers, parts suppliers and maintenance companies that were gathered there.  We certainly want to be part of that dynamic community.”

Priority Freight will be showcasing its expedited freight services that have been honed to the height of efficiency by years of experience in the demanding aviation and automotive sector on Stand F54 at the exhibition this year.  The company has an experienced multilingual staff that operates from nine offices located in seven European countries. It provides emergency freight solutions to time-critical transport problems 24/7, 365 days a year around the world.

‘ap&m europe’ is proud of the place it holds in the airline supply chain, facilitating business exchanges and contacts between airlines and their technical supply base. Covering the full range of MRO and related services, exhibitors, delegates and visitors between them represent the full spectrum of activities which go into keeping airlines flying.

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Notes for Editors:

About Priority Freight: Established in 1996, Priority Freight’s reliability and competitiveness have allowed it to progress rapidly. Now with over 90 employees, the family-run business continues to take pride in maintaining its core values of trustworthiness and value for money. Priority Freight is one of Europe’s leading time-critical freight specialists, helping clients to meet complex and urgent international delivery challenges worldwide. Priority Freight has offices throughout Europe and members of its experienced staff are available 24/7, 365 days a year, meeting its customers’ time-critical transport needs and often beating seemingly impossible deadlines. www.priorityfreight.com

Priority Freight Representatives attending ‘ap&m Europe’ include:

Andrew Austin, CEO

Neal Williams, Group Managing Director

Angela Lynch, Business Development Manager

Stuart Jones, Business Development Manager

Mike Spellman, Managing Director – Heathrow

Arek Kowalewski, Managing Director – Poland

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Priority Freight Confirms Commitment to Polish Market

Priority Freight, the leading logistics service provider specialising in time critical deliveries across Europe, has announced the establishment of its local business entity in Poland, Priority Freight Sp z.o.o.

Dover, UK & Wroclaw, Poland 09 October, 2012

Having been active in the Polish market for some three years, Priority Freight is now underlining its commitment to the service of established and potential customers by investing in a Polish business entity based in the region of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw.  The move is also part of the Company’s on-going strategy of expansion in Europe designed to strengthen its service offering to the industrial sectors in which the primary demand for time critical transport occurs: automotive, aviation/aerospace, energy and pharmaceuticals.

“In order to most efficiently fulfill the demands of our customers’ increasingly complex and vulnerable supply chains throughout Europe, we are continuing our programme of establishing our own offices in critical locations,” explained Priority Freight Group Managing Director, Neal Williams.  “Wroclaw’s location means that it is well situated to serve the growing Polish automotive supply sector.  Poland is now one of the leading producers of auto parts in Europe and is experiencing consistent economic growth despite the current global recession.  The new office complements our existing bases in the UK and Germany and will be critical in managing our expanding network of transport service providers.”

Priority Freight has a no-nonsense approach to its customers’ emergency freight transport needs.  It emphasises careful planning, where possible, meticulous attention to detail in considering alternative solutions to a given challenge and hands-on attention to a shipment’s progress at every stage of its transit.  Utilising its experienced staff of dedicated, multi-lingual professionals to communicate closely with clients about their delivery timings and related costs, Priority Freight prides itself on engineering the most suitable ‘mode-mix’ in any given situation to achieve a successful time sensitive delivery.

Operations Manager Poland, Arek Kowalewski will lead the Priority Freight team in Wroclaw.   Arek has career experience in both the automotive and aerospace sectors, which he believes is essential in managing the nuances of the supply chain demands unique to those industries.  He comments, “In the time critical niche of logistics service provision, intimate knowledge of the particular characteristics of a customer’s business model is very important.  Priority Freight’s staff in Poland, as is the case throughout the Company, are constantly aware of the customers’ goals and service parameters which they apply to each and every shipment.”

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Notes for Editors

About Priority Freight: Established in 1996, Priority Freight’s reliability and competitiveness have allowed it to progress rapidly.  Now with over 90 employees, the family-run business continues to take pride in maintaining its core values of trustworthiness and value for money.

Priority Freight is one of Europe’s leading time-critical freight specialists, helping clients to meet complex and urgent international delivery challenges worldwide.  Priority Freight has offices throughout Europe and members of its experienced staff are available 24/7, 365 days a year, meeting its customers’ time-critical transport needs and often beating seemingly impossible deadlines.

www.priorityfreight.com

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PRIORITY FREIGHT STRENGTHENS THE TEAM

Dover, 3 October, 2012

Priority Freight, a leading service provider of time critical freight services, has announced today that Stuart Jones has joined the company as Business Development Manager.  The appointment is designed to expand the company’s customer base and strengthen its commitment to relationship building across the market.  Jones brings a wealth of experience in new business acquisition.  Both his skill-set and personal drive fit well with Priority Freight’s ambitions for the future.

Providing logistical solutions for specific markets and industries where speed, reliability and security are of the utmost importance, Priority Freight plans and implements bespoke answers to solve seemingly impossible logistical questions.

An accomplished executive with a successful track record in achieving significant gains for his last company Sovereign Business Integration, Jones brings to his new role extensive sales and marketing experience.  At Priority Freight, Jones will be responsible for new business and client retention in the automotive sector, along with an expansion into the aviation, energy, film & entertainment, marine supply and pharmaceutical sectors.

“Stuart is a highly effective Business Development Manager, who has made major contributions to the success of pioneering companies in the technology and automotive industries” said Andrew Austin, CEO of Priority Freight.  “The addition of Stuart to the Priority Freight management team will reinforce our successful, innovative business model of recent years and compliment our growth strategy for the future.  This will, in particular emphasise a lateral approach to customers’ expedited freight transport needs, being both inventive and holistic.”

Jones for his part commented, “I am thrilled to join Priority Freight.  The team here has built a compelling expedited freight proposition and a dynamic business model.  I look forward to working with the Priority Freight professionals across Europe to accelerate our growth by providing unparalleled value for our clients and supplier partners.”

Looking forward to the progression of the Company as a result of Jones’ appointment, George Williams, Chairman of Priority Freight, welcomed his new Business Development Manager to the company, sharing the positive expectations of the whole Board.

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Notes for Editors

About Priority Freight: Established in 1996, Priority Freight’s reliability and competitiveness have allowed it to progress rapidly.  Now with over 90 employees, the family-run business continues to take pride in maintaining its core values of trustworthiness and value for money.

Priority Freight is one of Europe’s leading time-critical freight specialists, helping clients to meet complex and urgent international delivery challenges worldwide.  Priority Freight has offices throughout Europe and members of its experienced staff are available 24/7, 365 days a year, meeting its customers’ time-critical transport needs and often beating seemingly impossible deadlines.

www.priorityfreight.com

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Priority Freight Acquires AWLI Group Limited

Leading expedited freight transport provider expands its service reach by acquiring London Heathrow based specialist air cargo forwarder.

Dover & Gibraltar, 28th August, 2012

The acquisition of the Heathrow forwarding arm of AWLI Group Inc ., is a logical strategic move  by Priority Freight in order to pursue its mission of becoming the principal provider of time critical and expedited freight services to multiple industry sectors and across diverse geographies.  With the formalities of the purchase completed on 1st August, transition of AWLI staff is (in accordance with the UK’s TUPE* regulations), operations and customer services to Priority Freight will be completed over the coming three months.

Commenting on the investment, Andrew Austin, Priority Freight’s CEO said, “Critical to the success of our business is a hands-on approach, whereby our people are in total control of each shipment, all hours of the day and every step of the way.  We will integrate the known expertise of AWLI to help maintain this control at a critical hub, Heathrow and within the crucial function of air cargo forwarding.”

Not only will the addition of such expertise reinforce Priority Freight’s key service qualities of speed, reliability and security, it will also provide an additional flexibility in designing operational solutions for customers; another element of the company’s stock in trade.

As Group Managing Director of Priority Freight, Neal Williams points out, “While our day-to-day challenges involve delivering customers’ freight under time critical and/or complex supply chain conditions, we are increasingly acting as 4PL’s; managing a customer’s planned-for programme of, what is now called, expedited contingency logistics (XCL).  In this context having our own specialist expedited air freight division at Europe’s busiest airport in addition to various professional partners at our disposal, gives us an added degree of flexibility.”

Existing customers of both Priority Freight and AWLI will experience both continuity of service and a re-commitment to the importance of the personal touch in business relationships.  The marriage of the companies will also provide impetus to Priority Freight’s expansion plans in the industry sectors most commonly demanding of expedited freight services such as automotive, aeronautical, marine supplies, energy, pharmaceuticals and others.

*= Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment.

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Notes for Editors

About Priority Freight: Established in 1996, Priority Freight’s reliability and competitiveness have allowed it to grow rapidly.  Now with over 90 employees, the family-run business continues to take pride in maintaining its core values of trustworthiness and value for money.   Priority Freight is one the UKs leading time-critical freight specialists, helping clients to meet complex and urgent international delivery challenges worldwide.  Priority Freight has offices throughout Europe and Russia and members of its experienced staff are available 24/7, 365 days a year, meeting its customers time-critical transport needs and often beating seemingly impossible deadlines.

www.priorityfreight.com

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Priority Freight Expands in Germany

Leading European time critical freight specialist, Priority Freight has announced the establishment of a German office to support its provision of services to the automotive sector, both manufacturers and tier one suppliers.

As part of Priority Freight’s avowed plans to create an international network of offices in line with the service requirements of its customers, a German operation has been created and is based at Willich, near Düsseldorf in the heart of the industrial Ruhr region.  The development is not only centrally located within the automotive production centres of Germany itself, Belgium and North-eastern France but is also pivotal to both Priority Freight’s European multi-site expansion strategy.

In making the announcement, Neal Williams, MD of Priority Freight made clear his company’s logic in expanding in Germany.  “The German economy is warming-up considerably at the current time.  Auto production, particularly for export is on the increase, as are other high-end manufacturing sectors.  This is encouraging both for our established tier one customers as well as for potential new business from high-value, time critical product suppliers to international markets, such as aerospace and oil and gas” commented Williams.

Leading the German operation will be Nicolas Kühnel, an experienced supply chain professional with a background in the logistics sector, having worked at Ryder Systems Inc., Maersk Line and the Fraunhofer ATL Institute in Nürnberg.  Kühnel is joined in Willich by a staff of industry experts, whose prime role is to establish and maintain operational relationships with customers. This close association with clients is vital in the time critical freight arena as manufacturers are increasingly seeking the reassurance that their emergency response services are based on a formalised relationship with known personnel.  Response to a problem can therefore be immediate and a solution instigated, which is based on a firm understanding of the manufacturer‘s own business and unique supply chain.

Kühnel emphasises the special skills required to provide a top-level service within this supply chain niche.  “In addition to our prime task of delivering premium freight on time, we are skilled in logistics engineering.  Utilising our IT tools to analyse client’s historical data on expedited freight moves, we strive to achieve supply chain optimisation, delivering them efficiencies and cost savings,” explained Kühnel.

The Willich office is also responsible for the development and hosting of Priority Freight’s integrated, company-wide IT system, which brings comprehensive visibility on all shipments, including real-time tracking for the dedicated, 24-hour Priority Freight traffic handlers and customers alike.  “We are fortunate to have the resource of Nic Kühnel’s experience as an IT specialist in supply chain software to help develop our cloud-based, latest generation system, aimed at supply chain transparency.  In the time critical freight business, the immediate awareness of any potential delays or diversions and the status of shipments is vital in delivering the highest standard of service that is demanded of us,” emphasised Williams.

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Notes for Editors

Priority Freight is one of the Europe’s leading specialist freight companies, helping clients to meet complex and urgent international delivery challenges worldwide. Priority Freight has operations in Dover, Coventry, Gibraltar and Moscow, its experienced staff is available 24/7, 365 days a year, to meet customer’s time critical transport needs, often beating seemingly impossible deadlines.

Nicolas Kuhnel, Priority Freight, Germany

www.priortyfreight.eu

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Priority Freight Sign Extension to Jaguar Land Rover Premium Freight Contract

1st March 2011:  Leading premium transport specialist Priority Freight today signed an extension to its existing contract to provide global time critical supply chain services to Jaguar Land Rover’s three UK-based production sites, together with the auto manufacturer’s after-sales operation.

In making the announcement, Priority Freight’s MD, Neal Williams said, “We are, of course delighted with the extension to our contract with Jaguar Land Rover, which I believe reflects the strong and effective working relationship that we have built with the client over the past year.  Priority Freight’s dedicated personal handling of each and every shipment provides the required transparency of information essential in today’s time critical freight environment. This, together with our purpose-built IT system, will serve Jaguar Land Rover well during its forthcoming new model launches.”

Priority Freight is pleased to be a valued service provider in a future, which will see Jaguar Land Rover invest heavily  to support the expansion of its strongest-ever vehicle line up and growth   among the vibrant emerging markets.

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Notes for Editors

www.priortyfreight.eu

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