Contract win as Circle celebrates silver anniversary

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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.

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