Issue 10 2021

Jun21536 Best Warehousing and Distribution Company – West Midlands Founded in 2009, The Hawkins Group comprises of Hawkins Logistics Ltd, Hawkins Warehousing Ltd, and Hawkins Property and Investments Ltd, which all offer a combined service to customers. It is one of the fastest growing haulage companies in the Midlands and operates out of four sites in Rugeley, Fradley, Lichfield and Glasgow, employing over 100 staff, operating over 100 vehicles, and offering over 200,000sqft of warehousing. The Hawkins Group is a UK warehouse and distribution company that has seen substantial growth and success, which is testament to the vision of the directors and senior management since the conception of the company. This, coupled with hard work and sound business decisions is paving the way for The Hawkins Group to become one of the most successful family-owned haulage businesses in the region. With over 50 years’ experience in the road haulage and warehousing industry among the company’s directors, The Hawkins Group can provide versatile transport both on its own specialist fleet and via approved subcontractors. Its dedicated team specialises in new sales, freight forwarding, vehicle routing and account management. Regarding warehousing, it can offer various services including pick and pack, bulk storage, container decanting, and customer reporting. Hawkins Logistics offers a wide range of transport services throughout the UK and Europe, and various contract solution logistics to the likes of the Ministry of Defence, JCB and Matrix Fitness. With growing customer requirements and to keep in line with being a one-stop solution, it has built up a database of preferred and trusted logistics partners who are strategically placed throughout the UK and Europe. These partners assist the company in its daily operations to ensure that its service levels are always maintained to the highest standard. On all of its vehicles, the company utilises the very latest telematics technologies which incorporate full HD camera systems with live monitoring. This vehicle tracking solution is integrated into its traffic management system and tachograph reporting, and it provides once-a- minute updates which ensure accurate location reporting, monitoring of CO2 levels and fleet health. The Hawkins Group operates all of its resources in an environmentally- responsible manner with commitment to environmental improvement and sustainability across all areas of the business, from basic recycling to the purchasing of efficient, modern vehicles. It ultimately ensures its business activities minimise its consumption of materials, fuel, energy and water. The Hawkins Group maintains a culture of safe and fuel-efficient vehicles and driving on the road. Fuel efficiency is a key factor in the success of the business, therefore it constantly monitors and strives for new efficiencies every day. It develops integrated route planning solutions to ensure efficiency and avoid road congestion, and its vehicles are loaded to the maximum permitted in line with government legislation, and it utilises load consolidation and back-loads where compatible with customer requirements. With a 4.6-star rating on Facebook, customers are delighted with the service provided by Hawkins Logistics. One person recommended the company, saying, “We were looking for someone to offload our containers coming in from the far east and store whilst we arranged transport on our own vehicle to the Highlands of Scotland. It’s something we were unsure of how it would work but Hawkins have helped us with it all and it’s been a smooth transition. Thanks to all and we look forward to putting more work your way.” Another customer said, “What an awesome company. Very professional, from the upper management right down to the drivers. Modern fleet that are well loved and cared for by the drivers.” And a third customer said, “Hawkins Logistics is an extremely professional, highly organised and reputable logistics company. The staff are friendly, competent and organised and my dealings with the company have been completely positive. Definitely leading the way in logistics.” Company: Hawkins Logistics Contact: Tom Irons Email: [email protected] Website: