02 Apr 2013 Aztek Logistics celebrates 10th anniversary
Hertfordshire-based Aztek Logistics Ltd marks its tenth year of trading in April 2013. The company, which is owned and managed by its founder, Stuart Charter, is based in Letchworth on a seven acre site from where it operates a range of pallet storage, transport, online fulfilment and self storage services.
“Given the difficult economic climate of the past few years, we feel particularly proud to have reached this milestone,” says Stuart.
He continues: “The rising cost of fuel continues to put everyone operating in the distribution industry under pressure but, we have built a strong business by keeping a close eye on operating costs and by carefully managing our resources.
“Aztek Logistics has grown year on year throughout the recession and we feel we have every cause to be optimistic about the outlook for the business for the next 10 years and beyond.”
Indeed, Stuart Charter contends that independently owned companies such as his have plenty of reasons to be upbeat.
“It is true that the third party logistics (3PL) industry has seen a period of consolidation and the big companies are getting bigger, but our customers tell us that they prefer the personal touch that companies such as Aztek bring to a 3PL/client relationship.
“In fact, several of our current clients have moved away from bigger providers because they felt that their previous 3PL service provider lacked commitment to their business.”
Aztek has a broad client base and stores everything from food stuffs to building products.
The company has been a member of the Pallet-Track Network since 2010 and its vehicle fleet – a mix of 7.5-44 tonne Mercedes and DAF artics– offers full and part load express services throughout the UK and into various European destinations.
Within its 70,000 square foot, secure warehouse, Aztek operates a mixed fleet of reach and counterbalanced forklifts and a significant recent investment in warehouse management systems technology ensures the highest levels of picking accuracy.
Stuart Charter’s aim is to establish Aztek as one of Europe’s Top 100 logistics services companies.
“We’re celebrating 10 years of success in a notoriously difficult industry but we’re looking ahead to what the next 10 years will bring.
“Our guiding principal has always been to treat everyone – clients, employees, suppliers – with respect and to offer the highest levels of service. It’s a philosophy that has served us well and will continue to drive us as we strive to grow our business in the years ahead,” he says.