Priority Freight Recognised for Rapid Growth
Priority Freight, the Kent-based freight specialist, has officially been recognised as one of the fastest-growing companies in the global automotive supply chain. Neal Williams, Group Managing Director of Priority Freight, was named ‘Rising Star: Logistics’ at the 2015 Automotive Supply Chain Global Awards, held at Claridge’s Hotel, London.
Neal was announced as winner of the ‘rising star’ category for his success in steering the company to sustained growth. The judges recognised that Priority Freight’s innovative solutions and high levels of service had led to a significant upward trend with business quadrupling in international sales. 2014 was the firm’s most successful year to date, with a record turnover of £48.5m.
Neal Williams, speaking at the awards ceremony, commented: “This award is very much for everybody at Priority Freight, in recognition of the hard work and dedication they have put in to making our company a global success. I would like to thank them all for making Priority Freight the fastest and most reliable emergency logistics provider in the business, and I look forward to working with them on the next stage of our success story.”
Founded in 1996, Priority Freight has grown to become a leading international provider of time-critical logistics solutions, with a proven track record in the global automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. The company’s first shipment, almost 20 years ago, was by road to deliver supplies from Dover Docks to Orly airport, Paris, where they were urgently required for a global airline’s inflight services. In 2014, Priority Freight chartered the world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov An-225, to transport 150 tonnes of car manufacturer equipment. With several strategically-located control centres, Priority Freight operates 24/7 across the globe, handling over 150,000 expedited shipments each year.
By the end of 2016, Priority Freight has ambitions to increase turnover by a further 25% and will increase headcount to approximately 150 employees to support the anticipated extra demand.