Ace Express Freight was established in 1989 as a small operation offering freight forwarding and customs clearance. We have progressively grown to a multinational, multi award-winning global freight forwarding company, with world-class partners offering freight forwarding, customs clearance, road, air and ocean freight as well as logistics and warehousing solutions.
As an indigenous Irish company, we have successfully expanded our network in order to operate on a global scale. Throughout the 1990s, we developed our own freight services. Starting with exports and imports to and from the UK, we established Ace Express Freight UK and opened our West Bromwich office in 1993, and later we continued our expansion into Europe. During this time we also developed a network of nationwide distribution partners. We are very proud of these long standing local partnerships, the majority of which are still partnered with us today.
In 2007, we became a member of the Pall-Ex network of independent freight carriers, strengthening our position in the European pallet distribution network. Also in 2007, we formed a strategic partnership with global logistics company, Hellmann Worldwide, giving us exclusive access to a network of 489 branches in 173 countries. These partnerships allow Ace Express Freight to provide a competitive edge in terms of world class service and globally competitive rates, whilst still offering a personal and local customer service approach, of which we are very proud.
In terms of capacity, Ace Express Freight began with the purchase of our 7,500 square feet warehouse in Kinsealy. We have since then expanded with the purchase of warehousing at Blakes Cross, M1 Business Park, to a current capacity of 235,000 square feet.
Ace Express Freight’s vision and mission is to be the freight and logistics partner of choice for staff, customers and suppliers. To achieve this mission, we adopted 6 pillars, SQCDPE.
We also have 10 values, which we call our windows to look through, or for others to look in and see if we are living the values and pillars that will help us to achieve our mission. We believe that our success revolves around these shared values.
Our staff are the key to the future growth and success of Ace Express Freight and by working with our staff, Team Ace, to create a company that our team wants to work in, we will achieve our mission. We will continue to invest in our values and our people. We will continue to reinvest our profits into developing the pillars and we will strive to achieve positive environmental and social impact.
By striving for excellence in everything we do for our staff, our customers and our partners we will bring added value to all parties. By using agility and speed and having an excellent working relationship with our partners we will have breakthroughs in the ways we work. Our intention is to show innovation and leadership within our industry and ultimately, we will become the freight and logistics partner of choice.