For five decades Metro’s customers have been at the heart of everything we do, creating processes, developing services and innovating technology to deliver value.
Metro was founded 1981 Supporting UK manufacturers exports worldwide Relocation to larger premises with +30 headcount Tri State Lines consolidation services launched Investment in new technology platform Established Air Freight division focused on US market Continued growth sees headcount increase to +50 Formation of Elite GB as a JV with a global chemical specialist freight forwarder Award winning platform MVT launched - developed in-house First overseas Data Centre opened in Maylasia JV established in the US servicing fast growing market Launch of Graduate and apprenticeship scheme GB Holdings acquires 50% of Metro Significant growth to a headcount of +100 Expansion of Air Freight operations with opening of Heathrow Office Launch of Purchase Order Management and CuDoS customs brokerage platforms in MVT Launch of dedicated specialist Automotive logistics platform Opening of second Data Centre located in India GB Holdings acquires the remaining 50% of Metro Metro achieve Net Zero Metro outgrows office space and relocates to new HQ with a headcount +200 Launch of dedicated European Road services with opening of new offices in Desford and Manchester Further expansion of Data Centre in India with relocation to new offices Transition to new technology platform CargoWise Investment in Automotive logistics in partnership with Bespoke Handling Launch of ECO platform in MVT First UK forwarder to invest in SAF Great Place to Work Certified