International Forwarding helps supply NHS during Covid-19 crisis

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As an ‘essential’ supply chain business, Birmingham-based International Forwarding (IFL) is now using its resources to supply the NHS across the UK during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

IFL is classified by the Government as an ‘essential’ supply chain business and continues to trade seven days a week. The company is now using its resources of trucks, trailers, warehouses and highly trained staff to support the NHS during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. These new photographs show supplies ready for delivery to NHS hospitals and medical sites around the UK, from the southern England to northern Scotland.

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Rob Pike, MD, International Forwarding, said earlier this week: “As an integrated part of the UK transport, logistics and home delivery sector we will work to ensure continuous support for our customers, especially at a time where these services are vital to support the Government’s response to the virus.”

Andy Grubb, Sales Director, IFL, added: “These are testing times for us all but we’re happy to play a part in the NHS supply chain. On Friday we sent out five double-decker trucks, which can carry up to 50 pallets each, stacked with medical and pharmaceutical products for urgent transport around the UK. We doubled our warehouse space in the Midlands last year but it has still been all hands to the deck reorganising our warehouses to free up more space.

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“We’ve also had to implement our own health and safety procedures with staff working from home or on an office rotation basis to make sure we are keeping people safe and complying with public health guidelines.”

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IFL continues to offer distribution throughout the UK using a combination of its own cargo fleet and its membership of the Palletways pallet delivery network. Our European services also continue to operate within the limitations of border and other restrictions.

Further information

The IFL team at is available to deal with all enquiries relating to the company’s UK and European operations, long haul services, warehousing and customs clearance facilities.

To get a freight forwarding or warehousing quotation, please call 01675 434690 or email

We will continue to update you on our coronavirus (Covid-19) procedures and disruption information directly via email to customers and here on our website.


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