At the heart of Swift is our vision to be the Express Logistics Company most admired for its people, its products and its performance.
Our mission is to engage with our people, our clients and our partners to gain detailed understanding of, not only their immediate needs and wants, but also their long term aspirations; with this knowledge we will develop and deliver innovative, relevant and sustainable logistic solutions.
Swift Group of Companies has, over recent years, coordinated significant growth of their Logistics Division's across the UK; this development has been achieved through a healthy mix of organic, strategic and acquisitive growth.
Established in Newbury, Berkshire back in 1989, Swift was formed from a passion for Express Courier with just a single motorcycle and a twelve year old transit van; the Group now enjoys the position as one of the largest and most dynamically resourced privately owned Immediate Deployment operation within the UK; with a combined fleet of over 150 vehicles ranging from Motorcycle to 7.5 ton tail lift Lorry. This profile is further boosted to over 700 vehicles through Swift's partner network of associated fleets to which we have direct and controlling access.
However, there is much more to the company, of which Swift Courier Service is just one of four distinct Divisions; In addition we also have Swift Overnight Services, which, via our Partner Network - APC Overnight, delivers Next Day across the UK through a network of 116 depots to a level of consistency and success unrivalled by the rest of the more globally recognised names in this market.
Such service performance has gained APC a reputation as the professional's premier choice for time sensitive, assured delivery services; and therefore the perfect service to partner Swift's Courier Services, a mainstay of the Group. Indeed 2013 saw APC voted Motor Transport's Network of the Year.
Swift Medical Logistics is all about using our skills, expertise and understanding of moving valuable items around the country and applying it to the medical sector. This sees us providing vital logistical solutions in Medical supply chain that can range from supporting trauma response, delivering an essential piece of equipment direct to a controlled environment, such as operating theatres and ITU's, through to supporting Dialysis patients in their own homes.
Swift Logistic Solutions is the Division of the business that effectively pulls the others services together, allowing us to offer a comprehensive bespoke supply chain solution from raw material to finished product.
Historically Courier is a very superficial product, simply a back door to front door service. Swift Group, through the integration and seamless coordination of these specialist divisions, can now offer complete supply chain solutions from Product Management, Importation, and Customs clearance through Pick, Pack and Despatch to ultimate Delivery and Deployment.
We believe our business has enjoyed continued growth through the past 30 years by carefully considering the most important indicator in business- Our Customer's Needs and Wants. With a clear understanding of our client's business aspirations and challenges we can be sure that our products are not only the best in the market, but the most relevant also. A business' needs are many and varied, if we can focus on maintaining the flow of materials through that organisation efficiently and effectively, that company can in-turn focus on their own area of speciality and ultimate commercial success.
Indeed it was Swift's logistical expertise in preparation, alongside TfL, for London’s 2012 Olympics that led to Swift featuring on BBC Breakfast to explain how the company was ensuring deliveries were maintained during Europe's largest logistical challenge since the Second World War; this exercise allowed Swift to demonstrate its readiness to deal with the impact of major events on the logistics of life.
Increasingly Swift's Management teams will be found inside their client's Board Rooms and Management Meetings as more businesses recognise that Swift can offer strategic support as part of its Commercial Offer and this can make a real difference to performance in both practical and financial terms; Indeed many clients now have Swift Personnel implanted within their own Customer Service, Order Processing and Logistics Teams performing key functions which historically fell upon the client to fulfil themselves.
Of course, a business like Swift is ultimately only as good as its last delivery and key to such performance is recognised by the calibre of staff employed; The Swift Group of Companies has a rigorous selection process and offers all staff a comprehensive induction programme and on-going training. Drivers are not seen as simply representing Swift, as they are, by default, an extension of the companies Swift serves.
We are an Express Logistics Company with a very local focus and a global reach.
Swift Couriers are a logistics partner of the Events Team at Cancer Research UK, we use Swift for their dedicated, flexible and reliable service and they deliver every time. The Swift team are always very helpful either on the phone or at the point of delivery, they do everything they can to ensure our events and supporters get the best possible experience, highly recommended.