Wednesday, April 28, 2010

TDG Opens New Manchester International Freight Office

Enhanced Facility Marks Start Of Expansion
Shipping News Feature

UK – TDG International Services officially opened their new office in Manchester on Monday. The international freight forwarding arm of the logistics and supply chain group has had to move to bigger facilities from its Manchester airport warehouse as increased demand means the division has to now plan for near-and-long term growth in staff and capability.

At a ceremony to mark the event Philip Ludley, TDG’s General Manager - International Services, told Handy Shipping Guide that: “We’ve very much bucked the trend. While many other companies have been forced to draw in their resources, we’ve seen a substantial increase in our work in the last three years.”

He attributed this success to the diverse logistics markets that the TDG group is involved in, from shipping bulk products to supply chain and warehouse management. As a result TDG has been much less susceptible to the negative forces experienced by the wider freight industry from the economic downturn.

Spelling out the importance of the new office, Ludley added that: “Much of this increase in our international freight forwarding work can be attributed to the friendly, personal service our staff gives our client, and this new environment means we can continue to provide that quality and maintain it in the future as more staff are taken on to cope with the continuing increase in demand for our services.”

Unveiling a plaque at the opening ceremony Mike Branigan, CEO of TDG International Services, paid tribute to his staff for effectively negating the recession’s effect on the company and managing to triple business turnover in the last three years.

“I’m proud of what our team here has achieved and wish to thank all our customers for their faith in us,” he said.

With a recent increase in their European presence with the opening of a Hungarian office, TDG is evidently fully intending to seize the opportunities present in a reviving freight market.

(pic: The TDG management team with Mike Branigan (far left) and Phil Ludley (far right) at the unveiling)