Sunday 17th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

Contract win as Circle celebrates silver anniversary

International freight and logistics operator, Advantage Worldwide has chosen Circle Express as its preferred road transport, collection and distribution provider.

Circle collects the company’s general customs-cleared import airfreight cargo from the airlines for next-day delivery around the UK. Circle also collects import-bonded cargo from the airline transit sheds, and transports it back to Advantage’s own customs-bonded warehouse. Managing director Chris Coffey said: “In serving leading international companies, like Advantage Worldwide, we act, in effect, as an adjunct to their business, playing a vital role in ensuring the efficient running of their supply chain operation, in which the speedy delivery of time-sensitive consignments is all-important.”

Circle is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It has its roots in West Drayton mini-cab company named Revheath which branched out into small parcel deliveries around the airport. This led to the creation in 1978 of Circle Transport as a specialist same day delivery and collection service dedicated to the Heathrow airfreight community – something no-one had offered before.

Since then Circle has grown significantly. The 1997 acquisition of Manchester-based Freightspeed dramatically expanded its operations in the North. Today it has eight depots around the country, with an annual turnover in excess of £20m, and a daily throughput of 330 tonnes made up of over 2,200 import / export consignments.

It is marking its Silver anniversary by taking delivery of a new fleet of 22 Mercedes trucks and vans including an Actros 2546 Executive tractor unit finished in special metallic silver.