20 years smooth sailing with Tuscor Lloyds

2014 marks 20 years of operation for global shipping agent and freight forwarder Tuscor Lloyds

From humble beginnings in small one room office in Manchester, UK, Tuscor Lloyds is now a world recognised company with offices in key transport hubs around the globe.

The 20th anniversary year has already been strong. In February 2014 the firm was named in the London Stock Exchange ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’, selected from a list of 4.5m British companies. Earlier this month Tuscor Lloyds was selected by the Greater Manchester Business Week (British newspaper) as one of North West England’s ‘Fastest 50’ growing companies.

The recognition the company has received this year comes as no surprise. For the past 20 years Tuscor Lloyds has provided innovative and professional shipping services to the market, from ‘less than container load’ shipments through to huge project shipments for heavy industry.

Not to be outdone, Tuscor Lloyds Mexico has been awarded ‘Carrier of the Year’ by one of its key customers, Walmart, beating several large shipping lines and freight forwarders to the accolade. The Spanish office continues to grow and expand in the toughest business environment for a generation, now operating 3 offices in the country. In the 2 years the company has added Canada and Hong Kong to its portfolio of operational offices. The company group is growing steadily and sustainably overseas, with all branches being self-financing and independent.

Tuscor Lloyds has become known in the industry for its ability to transport complex shipments of any size or weight to destinations around the globe. Over the years the company has built an impressive portfolio of customers, including its own peers. Staff at the company often undertake shipments on behalf of other forwarders and they handle cargoes which other shipping companies find particularly challenging or difficult. In recognition of its continuing innovation and service to the shipping industry, Tuscor Lloyds was awarded the ‘Project / Heavy Lift Forwarder of the Year’ award at the Global Freight Awards in November.

The future is bright for the Manchester firm. The company hopes that the expansion of core services and continuous innovation which made it stand out in its first 20 years will secure even greater things in the next 20 years.

General Manager Neel Ratti comments:
‘We have been amazed how fast the company has grown in the past 3 years, despite difficulties in the economy. Every single member of the team has been amazing. We’re so lucky to work with such professional and knowledgeable people. Everyone here is extremely excited about the future. They can clearly see evidence of the success of the company and I’m really pleased to say that they have all shared the rewards as well. I would like say thanks to everyone at Tuscor Lloyds and our loyal clients. We couldn’t have got here without you!’