Date: 12.06.2024

Metro road freight division continues expansion

Metro’s mission to develop infrastructure, systems and services to drive the effectiveness and cost efficiency of our European transport solutions is gathering pace.

Just three months ago, our European Road Director, Richard Gibbs, said, “Metro has expanded its European road freight platform considerably in 2023, growing the dedicated commercial and operational team and we are forecasting the continuation of this trajectory in 2024, with a 100% further increase in shipment numbers.”

Richard’s team has expanded coverage in France to serve 80 locations across the country, with daily groupage services to/from Paris, Lyon and surrounding areas, with Germany set to follow and similar expansion plans for key regions.

In addition to daily groupage services, the road freight team offer express, part load and full load services, with equipment for every type of cargo, including refrigerated, hanging garments, outsize and hazardous goods.

Cargo is received continuously at freight centres for groupage departures and for urgent shipments we provide an all-in price, transit time and booking for Express van shipments, including guaranteed next day delivery.

Since our last report the Metro road freight operation in Desford has outgrown their facilities, with the team relocating to a customised site located in Earl Shilton, East Midlands (pictured below), with the option to link to the airport, to enhance express operations and the capacity to accommodate 40 personnel, in line with the future expansion plans.

New team members continue to join our road team, with more being welcomed in the coming weeks, including a Business Development Manager, who will spearhead further expansion in the North East of the UK.

With defined departure and delivery dates, our groupage services are the perfect economical solution for smaller cargo loads. Reliable door-to-door solutions, with easy booking, seamless customs processing and online tracking.

Leverage our extensive knowledge, local expertise and unrivalled customer service to enjoy efficient, tailored solutions that meet your supply chain needs, with end-to-end supply chain visibility and milestone tracking.

Metro’s road transport solutions incorporate dedicated vehicles moving on set routes for security, with defined delivery deadlines and GPS tracked trucks, to provide full transparency on transit schedules throughout the UK and France.

Our road freight teams are located close by major manufacturing and transport hubs across the UK. To explore the potential of our French, German and other European services EMAIL Richard Gibbs to begin a conversation.