Case Study : Ellard

Supporting an established sector leader:

How AFS Global became supplier of choice for Ellard Group’s shipping needs.

Ellard is the UK’s largest supplier of drives and controls used to automate industrial doors, shutters, garage doors, blinds, awnings and gates. With two bases in the North of England, Ellard has been supporting businesses for nearly 70 years.

The company wanted a partner that could help it ship components from the Far East. While the company’s managing director, Mark Molyneux, is an experienced importer – having been responsible for the business’s shipping earlier in his career – his senior role at Ellard means he now needs additional support in this area. Mark was clear that he needed a logistics supplier that could offer excellent customer service, as he knows that any miscommunications can lead to supply chain delays.

“When looking for a trusted supplier, I was looking for clear communication, transparency, honesty and integrity in a relationship to get the best possible deal for Ellard,” Mark says. “I feel AFS Global embodies that. Our relationship is transparent, built on trust, and two-way; I can ask the team at AFS Global for advice, not just about our shipments but general shipping enquiries.”

Mark says working with AFS Global has enabled him to step away from the day-to-day hands-on logistics work, and empowered his team to take on more responsibility.

Watch the video to hear Mark talk about how AFS Global has helped him focus on the business, safe in the knowledge that Ellard’s shipping needs are fully taken care of.

Are you looking for a trusted shipping supplier? Do you get the transparency and personal touch that you want from your freight partner? Get in touch with AFS Global; we would be delighted to hear how we can help you meet your shipping goals.