Archbold Logistics marks centenary

Date published: 14 December 2019

Heywood-based logistics service Archbold Logistics has marked 100 years of business in 2019 since its incorporation in 1919.

Still family-owned, its logistics services include pallet distribution, contract logistics, road transport and consolidation including global solutions. Archbold Logistics Ltd, a subsidiary of Archbold Holdings Ltd, also provide a myriad of warehousing solutions to companies wishing to outsource their warehousing and distribution requirements.

Archbold has witnessed colossal advancements in technology over the last century including space exploration, the invention of the personal computer, mobile phones and the widespread use of Bluetooth wireless technology.

In-keeping with the company’s forward-thinking approach, coupled with marking its centenary, Archbold Logistics is expanding again by investing in 16 DAF XF 480FTG tractor units with mid-lift and steer axles to replace their non-DAF trucks.

In strengthening the fleet this way, the company aim to achieve a noteworthy 0.5mpg fuel improvement. 

The first DAF XF fleet has already been liveried to reflect the centenary and the remaining 15 DAFs will be updated in a 2020 livery.

Alan Maher, Managing Director at Archbold Logistics, said: “We are very proud of what this family owned business has achieved over the last 100 years. Reflecting on this time we have been able to appreciate our journey and celebrate our triumphs.

“The people we have employed, trained and nurtured over this time period have all contributed to our many successes.”

Mr Maher continued: “When the company was first established, steam engines were the main source of logistical power. Our core values and mission remain and if our past history has taught us anything, we need to capitalise on our strengths and capabilities, keep one step ahead of the competition and innovation and continue to embrace and drive change, in whatever capacity, throughout all our myriad of businesses.

“It is this that has helped us carve the reputation we enjoy today and gives us that edge within the marketplace. This philosophy has assisted us in steering the focus of the company to where we want it to be – and this continues to serve us well.”

In addition to Archbold Logistics’ haulage, contract logistics and warehousing practices, the company also operates a dynamic and fast-growing global division. 

Historically the company’s achievements have been linked to their European successes and it is these activities that feature centrally to anticipated future growth in the global market. This division encompasses road, rail, air and sea operations and has invested heavily not only into their people and premises but also their systems due to anticipated current and predicted progress expectations.

Archbold Logistics has been a member of Palletforce for the last 12 years, as well as having significant experience in ‘express’ transport.

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