A firm that employs 150 people in Corby has been included for the first time in a prestigious industry power listing recognising the UK’s largest and fastest growing haulage and transport firms.
Corby logistics firm Advanced Supply Chain has been ranked 97 in the 2012 Motor Transport Top 100 – the first time the company has appeared in the listing.
Advanced joins a host of well renowned companies in the list including DHL, Eddie Stobart and FedEx UK.
Advanced’s pre-tax profits grew from £340,000 in 2010 to £508,000 for the year ending June 2011 on a turnover of £17.4 million. The company employs more than 550 people at six sites across the UK and has grown turnover by more than 100% over the past three years.
The company recently announced it is on target to grow its turnover to £35 million in 2012 and plans to hit £100 million per annum in the next five years. This growth will create around 1,500 new jobs and should see Advanced move its way up Motor Transport’s Top 100.
Managing director Mike Danby said: “Breaking in to the Top 100 is a fantastic accolade and testament to the hard work of a really talented team. “We’re constantly developing the service we offer to provide customers with significant financial savings and operational advantages. This is driving our growth and winning recognition throughout the industry.”
Advanced Supply Chain works with customers including Matalan, Makro and Go Outdoors. The company was recently shortlisted in the Retail Week Supply Chain of the Year Awards 2012 and finds out on 12th September 2012 if it has won the Third Party Logistics Provider of the Year Award.
The firm officially opened its Corby branch in Eismann Way in March. It already employs 150 people and has vowed to create 300 more jobs over the coming years.