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Proud to be an independent UK freight forwarder: IFL directors (l-r): Nigel Parsons, Rob Pike (MD), Trisha Slater, Andy Grubb, Roy Baker.
4 July
2019
Birmingham-based International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) turns 30 this month, remaining one of the few independent UK freight forwarding and logistics companies left in a market of multinationals and large operators. In 30 years IFL has grown from just three members of staff and a single vehicle to a business with 60 staff, almost £10 million turnover and 20 trucks inRead more
Roy Baker, IFL Director
2 July
2019
As International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) celebrates turning 30 this month we are pleased to have Roy Baker in the interview seat. Roy was IFL’s original managing director and one of the two founding directors still with the company today. He was there in 1989 when IFL started freight forwarding with just a single truck and three staff. Today the companyRead more
warehouse-storage-Midlands
12 June
2019
A new 2,000m² secure warehouse storage facility has opened in the Midlands as part of International Forwarding Ltd’s growth plans, just ahead of the freight forwarder’s 30th anniversary in July. The unit opened in May 2019 and almost doubles IFL’s current warehousing space. The storage facility is part of a larger two-acre site, which the company took over in April. TheRead more
Cargo handling pick and pack
26 February
2019
Asking a third-party supplier to take over your order fulfilment often happens when a business grows larger. It could be that you no longer have the storage space for your products, are importing or exporting to a new market and need faster delivery times, or you are just losing too much time packing boxes and shipping orders in-house – timeRead more
Supply Chain Management pick and pack
19 February
2019
Here at International Forwarding, we are proud to help our customers across the complete supply chain, from collection of goods through to customer delivery. Part of this process can involve the storage and reworking of your goods so that your orders can be picked, packed and shipped directly to your customers – saving you time and money. When deciding to useRead more
Logistics
27 September
2018
Outsourcing cargo handling and order fulfilment can be very useful for small and medium-sized enterprises, saving both time and money. But there are risks to be mitigated when adding a third party to your supply chain. After posting on the pros of pick and pack outsourcing last week, today we look at some of the checks you should carry outRead more
Cargo handling pick and pack
19 September
2018
There are both advantages and risks to outsourcing pick and pack services for your business or ecommerce enterprise. In our first post, we outline some of the advantages. Next week, we’ll follow up with some of the checks you should carry out before choosing a pick and pack company. What is pick and pack? Picking and packing is a processRead more
IFL Warehouse
4 September
2018
We’ve just had some warehouse space become available – a late deal awaits if you have stock that needs warehousing. If you’re after a better deal on your warehousing than you’re getting from your current supplier, International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) is here to help. We have two substantial distribution warehouses in the Midlands, located at the heart of the UKRead more
2018 Russia football
27 June
2018
Not only do we watch the football here at International Forwarding but we also sponsor local grassroots football (here’s our local U8s team in their next season IFL kit) and we are, of course, fascinated by the logistics of the world’s biggest football tournament. Putting on the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is no easy task with many logisticalRead more
Multimodal-Pallite-stand
16 May
2018
What are the hot topics from Multimodal 2018, the UK’s largest transport and logistics conference, which took place in Birmingham from 1-3 May? We’ve rounded up some of the news coming out of this year’s conference. BREXIT Brexit and digital disruption dominate at Multimodal 2018 [IFL] Brexit uncertainty together with digital transformation/disruption were the two main topics of conversation atRead more