THE LOGISTICAL SERVICES
THAT YOU CAN RELY ON
FTS Group are a proud leading specialist provider of haulage, warehouse and recruitment services within the supply chain sector. Our team of specialists develop integrated supply chain solutions tailored to suit your bespoke needs. Our approach to customer service, and 24-hour availability, enables us to build strong, long-standing relationships with blue chip customers, national and international household names, and small businesses alike.
Originally founded in 2004 as a courier delivery service, FTS Group has evolved to become a force within the logistics industry and was selected as a service provider to support the London 2012 Olympic Games. Our success is due to our flexible services, agile fleet and core values, combined with our staffs first hand experience which spans over a quarter of a century; all of which enables FTS Group to continue to set high industry standards and sustainable solutions for individuals and companies alike.
London 2012 Olympics
In mid-2005, the International Olympic Committee announced that London had won it’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games for the first time since 1948. This signalled the beginning of what would become a gigantic national logistical operation to deliver the games successfully. Part of that operation would require the security screening of goods and their onward forwarding in to the Olympic Park, and the Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford.
This required the establishment of a screening facility that could identify and handle explosive risks, its staffing and its management to ensure large volumes of goods could reach the end destination in the interest of the safety of the Games and it’s visitors. FTS worked in conjunction with DHL to provide high security logistical support. We provided 30 DBS checked HGV1 drivers, a team of facility supervisors, and senior management to the operation to ensure successful delivery of the solution.
To support it’s growth strategy of opening 60 new stores, Europe’s biggest single price retailer Poundland built a 200,000 sqft distribution centre in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, it’s first major expansion outside of the West Midlands designed to take their products closer to customers and reduce road miles travelled to deliver stock. It was hailed as a “great boost for employment in the community” when the distribution centre was opened by local MP Charles Walker.
FTS won a two year tender to provide a multi-level logistical solution to support the transition of it’s operation in to the new, purpose built RDC. Our solution included the supply of 60 LGV drivers and 30 warehouse staff per day, as well as transport planners and contract managers to deliver a robust, successful transition that was critical to Poundland’s growth strategy.