Jon Barber, Marketing Director, says this demonstrates positive signs for both the UK economy and the company in general. APC Overnight has more regional depots than any other UK carrier allowing the company to offer a more personal service to customers as well as providing industry-leading delivery performance and cost-effectiveness.
"Our consignment levels for the summer 2009 period achieved record levels – up significantly compared with the same period last year. This clearly demonstrates that APC Overnight is bucking the economic trends seen elsewhere in the UK, putting the company in a strong position going forward," he says.
The company is also making significant investments in people, assets and technology to maintain its leading position.
"We have newly appointed an additional sales executive within our National Business Development team to help grow our national accounts business. We have also launched a new web-based booking and tracking solution that provides seamless integration with the APC Overnight business system. This is one of the major technology initiatives engineered by our IT department and is the first of many new developments we have in the pipeline.
"In addition we are upgrading our fleet to take advantage of the latest developments in greener technologies, namely new DAF tractor units for our Midlands routes from the national hub and EcoStream aerodynamic double-decker trailers equipped with automated lifting decks that will replace the entire trailer fleet," says Jon Barber.
Ivor Skinner, MD APC Overnight adds: "2009 is turning out to be a very good year for APC Overnight. We are in a very strong position to take the company forward as the UK begins its climb out of recession. We are going from strength to strength and preparing for an anticipated record number of consignments for the Christmas period."