History and Our Future
In the Beginning
The Avon concept began in the late 1970’s, specialising in groupage services to and from Northern and Southern Ireland and acquiring its name from the local town Stratford Upon Avon. Expanding within a few years to larger premises and then able to offer export packing, general freight forwarding and storage.
The Early Years of Avon Freight Group
Operating from Studley for over 20 years, in 1999 Avon Groupage was purchased by its current owner. The following year saw the acquisition of a Birmingham based haulage firm Wheel Transport Ltd which provided further distribution capabilities and larger warehousing facilities.
In 2001 Wheel Transport became a shareholder member of a newly formed UK pallet network, Palletforce. This once again offered further coverage and opportunities to provide more services to our customers. By 2004 a larger, 22,000 sq ft site in nearby Redditch had been purchased and both companies moved in and merged to form Avon Freight Group Ltd.
During quite difficult economic years for both Britain and Ireland, Avon saw continued steady growth and in 2008 purchased an additional 3.8 acre industrial site in Redditch.
Extensive alterations began in 2009 with a vision to provide a modern 3PL warehouse facility.
In 2016 we acquired a new build 50,000 sq ft site at Acanthus Park in Redditch
The Present Day
With the acquisition of an additional 94,000 sq ft state of the art, brand new logistics facility in Redditch in September 2019, we have continued to ensure we are suitably placed to cater for our clients every logistical need.
Significant investment has been made in the infrastructure of the buildings, modern fleet of vehicles, development of IT, warehouse management systems and tracking systems.
Currently employing over 100 staff, Avon has come a long way from it’s early roots. However, the principle of striving to improve and exceeding customers expectations has remained.
Now in a solid position within the logistics industry, Avon Freight Group has strong foundations upon which to continue to grow.
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