Business is booming for the Northampton branch of one of the UK’s largest logistics providers, Europa Worldwide Group, as the team celebrates a 200% increase in export volumes compared to this time last year.
The Road team has also seen revenue double since 2016, with almost 80 new customers signing up to its road services already this year. Sectors include clothing retail, packaging and automotive parts for Formula 1, which form part of the supply chain to racing teams from across Europe.
This impressive rate of growth has been supported by the recent boom in e-commerce and imports, with more and more businesses looking for fast, efficient and reliable solutions. Europa’s 30 daily road services, paired with its excellent location, makes the company’s operation highly competitive and helps to cater for this increased demand.
Mitch Clarke, Branch Manager for Europa in Northampton, said: “We’ve seen some fantastic growth over the past 12 months. In May we saw our profits increase by 100% compared to last year and we plan to build upon this success in the near future. e-Commerce has undoubtedly played a significant role in the increased demand for our services, but the efficiency of our daily road operation, paired with our experienced and friendly customer service team, sets Europa apart.”
The Northampton team has recently expanded to accommodate this impressive growth, with four new appointments including three Senior Account Managers in the past year. Thanks to the branch’s continued success, the team is now also looking to take on more administrative support in the coming months.
Mitch continued: “It’s been a valuable few months of growth, with a lot of hard work from the whole team. Our priority now is strengthening the relationships with our new and existing customers, whilst expanding our reach into new business sectors.”
Dionne Redpath, Branch Network and Sales Director at Europa, said: “We’ve seen brilliant growth across all 11 of our sites and the success of the Northampton team has been a superb example of this. The rate of growth we are seeing puts the branch in a strong position for the year ahead and provides a great opportunity to expand the team and further increase the profitability of Europa’s services in the Midlands.”
Europa’s Northampton branch is also the home to it’s 9,000 sq metre midlands warehouse and employs 50 staff in total. The company, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is currently averaging 25 per cent growth across all its divisions, with turnover recently breaking the £100m mark, which is set to increase to £200m this year.