Date: 11.04.2023

Supporting the food, drink and automotive sectors

Metro operate in a range of industry sectors and are active members of trade associations that represent our clients’ interests, providing free advice on freight, supply chain and logistics issues, together with access to special rates and expert insights on relevant topical issues.

For over 40 years Metro has been working with leading foodstuff and automotive brands, creating ambient and temperature-controlled supply chains for food products and solutions for inbound automotive product flows, together with aftermarket logistics, distributor support, finished vehicle transport and special projects.

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the UK’s food and drink manufacturing industry, bringing together over 1,000 members with business, government and related stakeholders, to ensure that manufacturers have the right conditions to grow, invest and employ.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. It is the voice of the UK motor industry, supporting and promoting its members’ interests, at home and abroad, to government, related businesses and the media.

Effective supply chain management is critical in helping to grow a business, because it minimises costs across all areas, which increases profits and frees up cash that can be used to seize new opportunities.

For the FDF our team are preparing guidance on optimising supplier collaboration and shipping operations to reduce inventory and costs, with better visibility and data analytics to create agility, in reacting and responding to business growth opportunities.

With the SMMT our automotive team is taking a particularly proactive role, as active members of the society’s UK Logistics Forum.

UKLF is a community of senior figures from major manufacturers, component suppliers and automotive logistics, for finished vehicle delivery and parts supply. The UKLF meet regularly to coordinate industry collaboration, respond to UK and European legislation, discuss common issues and drive initiatives in logistics and supply chain efficiency.

We are proud of our long-standing association with the food, drink and automotive industries and are particularly pleased that our FDF and SMMT memberships are allowing us to give something back, by sharing knowledge, insights and advice, what will reduce costs and support growth.

To learn more about our automotive capability, EMAIL Ian Tubbs or EMAIL Matt.Paxton-Rhodes who oversees our foodstuffs product.