About us

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The EFS Story So Far

The company was first launched by Mark Jones (Managing Director) in 1996 as a courier franchise with Mercury Express UK. Described by Mark as a ‘one man with van’ set-up, he believes he bought into a franchise that, unfortunately, failed at the first hurdle.

Although this experience wasn’t the most successful, it held Mark in good stead as he gradually began to develop and grow the business. From a small fleet of vans that carried out simple courier services, to the purchase of a 7.5 tonne truck in 1998, the company steadily began to grow in stature. However, Mr Jones soon realised that courier work was too unpredictable.

"You start each day and if the phone goes you'd be flat out, but every morning you could start with nothing and that's scary."

This created a desire for greater business security and drove the inevitable shift towards more express haulage and pallet distribution; rather than next day and single item deliveries. This progression started to happen at the turn of the millennium as our first 18 tonne truck was purchased in the year 2000.

"Once we got the 18-tonner, we found that work was more stable and then we got into articulated lorries. We bought our first one when we joined UPN in 2001 as a founding member."

Working with overnight pallet deliveries proved a turning point for EFS, as it made freight the majority of our work, rather than the courier work. In 2006, Mark Jones and EFS joined UK Pallets and today the courier work represents just 5% of our business.

Company Expansion

In order to maintain growth and progression, in 2010 EFS acquired the Cheshire based business 747 Express Freight. This added an additional 10 vehicles to our ever-growing fleet and an ability to service customers based in the Cheshire area.

A year later, and we were also able to acquire a Lancashire based business dealing with refrigerated transport services. This added a new and exciting development to our company and an avenue we had not previously explored. We are now able to offer time sensitive and temperature controlled deliveries via an expansive fleet of refrigerated vehicles.

In March 2013 we expanded further with the acquisition of Logictrans UK Limited based in Leigh, Lancashire enabling us to expand our service offering further.

July 2014 sees another milestone for us in the  opening of our new 36,000sq ft warehouse in Burnley.

2015 Further expansion as EFS Aquired Red Scar Tyres and CS Brunt

In 2016 Horizon Distribution based in Liverpool joined the group.

Further expansion in 2017 has seen Courier and Pallet specialists Euro-Tran Despatch, Skipton, West Yorkshire join the group.

Since 1996

In the bustling market town of Burnley, nestled beneath the hills and below the presence of the Yorkshire Dales, lies the home of the EFS family. Born and bred in the north-west of England, our team are more than just workmates; we are all brothers and sisters dedicated to providing the best service we can possibly provide.

EFS Logistics understand how important it is that your work is completed safely and on time. Our team work hard to make sure that all our work runs smoothly and are quick to approach any issues should they arise. You can be safe in the knowledge that your freight is in good hands.

We are always happy to provide you with reliable advice on the best option to suit your import and exporting needs or key issues such as tariffs, duties and customs etc.

We offer an international service and have excellent relationships with our partner companies in order to offer you the best rates. We’ve handled everything from laser line generators to containers of toothpaste. There is no doubt that EFS Logistics are ready to be your global partner.

No cargo is big or small to us, every size is valuable whether it be a 40 foot container or a small carton. All of our shipments are handled with the same individual care and precision.

We are able to offer our customers an exclusive service with undivided attention, each of our customers are just as important as the next. We understand the importance of knowing that whomever you chose to work with is devoted to your company and you will find that at EFS you will not feel like just another number, this will reflect in how helpful, attentive and responsive we are.

From pallet delivery to freight forwarding, our family strive to be the most reliable and effective haulage company available on the UK market today.

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Meet Our Team

Meet some of our talented EFS Global Team

EFS Logistics

Mark Jones

MD

Emma J Shaw

Head of Air and Sea

Dan Balshaw

Air and Sea

EFS Group Accounts

Jim Davies

Accountant

Anthony Hooley

Finance Manager

Liz Rudd

Assitant Accountant

Chiara Gribble

Accountants Assistant

Emma Whittaker

Accountants Assistant

Lewis Fisk

Accountants Apprentice

Jess Widdop

Credit Control

EFS Global Team

Mark Jones

MD

Gavin Kellett

Operations Director

Martyn Stanworth

Business Development Manager

Andrea Longton

General Manager

Jimmy Blackburn

Transport Manager and Warehouse Manager

Anthony Taylor

Transport Manager

Nigel Hanks

Temperature Controlled

Jack Guest

UK Transport

Steven Stow

UK Transport

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UK Transport

Kenny Taylor

Pick and Pack

Carl Jones

EFS Commercial Garage Manager

Danny Marshall

EFS Commercial Garage Manager

Tony Fogg

Red Scar Tyres Depot Manager

International Freight :

+44 (0)1282 410044

+44 (0)1282 410046

Email: emma@efs.global
Email: dan@efs.global

 

Domestic Freight:

+44 (0)1282 415454

 

Phoenix Way, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 5SX

 

     

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