A BRADFORD-based global haulage company has started a new European road freight division which could bring in £3 million over the next three years.
Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), based at the Euroway Industrial Estate off the M606, has said the new operation will create new jobs and save clients money.
The new division delivers an end-to-end logistics service across the continent, which will bring greater control, efficiency and cost saving benefits.
ASCG is predicting the new division will deliver revenues of £3 million within three years, and expects there will be further investment in infrastructure, an increased European fleet, and new roles created.
Jobs created will include local administrators.
The new road freight division has come from a growing demand from customers for a high quality road freight service to complement ASCG’s existing offering.
The majority of ASCG’s work currently is fashion and garment logistics.
This new service fills in the last gap within the logistics firm’s service, and creates a complete end-to-end service right across Europe.
The division is now three months old, and ASCG is already seeing a positive impact in creating a fully integrated service for its customers.
Rory Watts, operations director at ASCG, said: “We are excited about what this new element to the business will bring both our customer base and ASCG as a firm.”
Chris Parr has been brought in to head up the new division, and Mr Watts said he is a “fantastic addition to the team”, and “we are looking forward to him driving forward this division with his expert knowledge”.
Mr Parr has more than 16 years of experience in the field.
He said: “The new division is an exciting prospect, both for me and the wider ASCG team.
“Providing a service which touches on all areas of logistics is a huge positive, and I can only see the European road freight division growing with the rest of the business.”
However, Mr Parr said there are some concerns regarding how Brexit could effect the division, citing “complex customs clearance processes as our trucks cross European borders” as one potential issue.