Logistics company’s growth and restructure benefits customers

3t Logistics makes expansion plans

 A British logistics company that facilitates and advises businesses from a range of industries on reducing their transport costs and managing the supply chain more efficiently has announced a major restructuring programme. 3t Logistics (www.3t-europe.com) has made the changes as part of expansion plans designed to further enhance the services that they are able to offer clients.

Managing freight lines across in excess of 30 countries, 3t has created three distinct business units which will enable them to focus on diverse customer needs and services. As of 1st January 2013, the 3t group has become an umbrella for the new divisions which comprise 3t Solo, 3t Symphony and 3t Logistics.

3t Solo is a systems-only offering that enables clients to fully utilise the capabilities of 3t’s Global Carrier Management (GCM) system. The division specialises in UK based carrier network solutions for clients. 3t Symphony is a flexible carrier network which forges closer bonds with existing 3t carriers to provide clients with an integrated 3PL type solution. 3t Logistics is a 4PL, focusing on reducing transport costs through continuous improvement.

Moving to his new role of Chief Executive Officer, Steve Twydell will have overall responsibility for 3t Logistics, 3t Symphony and 3t Solo. He explains “The objective is to reposition 3t products in the market to maximise the value we can provide customers. This new structure will enable us to provide greater value through cutting edge technology and the use of our dynamic high quality network of partner carriers.”

Phil Jones, who previously worked as Business Development Director at Yodel and Eddie Stobart has joined the company to initiate the 3t Symphony business unit. Tim Fawkes, who previously led new business development at 3t, now becomes Managing Director of 3t Logistics, taking responsibility for the 4PL business within the group. 3t Logistics will continue to provide a continuous improvement approach to reducing transport costs for its client base through systems, processes and expertise.

“3t will continue to work on overall group strategy and ensure alignment between the different business units,” adds Steve. “2013 is going to be an exciting year for 3t and our customers who will benefit from improved service and significant savings.”

Founded in 2001, 3t Logistics simplify the logistics process through the use of their multi-mode transportation management systems. The company enable clients to minimise transport costs by reducing waste in the supply chain and manage around €50 million of transport activity annually. Their client portfolio includes many household names such as JCB, SAICA and LINPAC Packaging.