Logistics provider BDA appoint new European Managing Director

Feb 20, 2014 • NewsAir and roadkevin turnerovernight freightBDAUncategorizedParts Pricing and Logistics

Time critical logistics provider Bespoke Distribution Aviation (BDA) have made a flying start to 2014 with a focus on their wider international distribution service, and the recruitment of a new European Managing Director to spearhead the operation.

The company who are based at Coventry Airport is going through a period of extended growth, which has seen the significant expansion of its night Air and Road operations with increased levels of distribution business over the past six months.

The newly appointed European Managing Director Kevin Turner, who is responsible for leading the continued growth of the logistics provider ,brings with him 25 years’ of experience in the Same Day and Next Day delivery markets.

With expertise in European Air and Road express services as well as Warehousing Solutions, the appointment of Turner aims to further strengthen the BDA team as they aspire to continue building their  international footprint across the next 12 months.

With a network of airport based hubs throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, BDA already operate an extensive end-to-end supply chain which allows for pan-European, time critical daily deliveries.

Turner will be based in the company’s Maastricht Air-Hub in The Netherlands, with the intention of developing the company’s overseas market presence. His  experience, having previously worked in European and UK distribution, logistics warehousing and air freight, will be a key advantage as he spearheads BDA’s strategy of increasing market share and growth across both European and International markets.

Turner commented:

“BDA has a great structure in place to allow it to grow its capacity throughout its UK, Ireland and European divisions. The company’s service offering is unique and tailored to every customer and this is why it is an international market leader for bespoke distribution services and supply chain solutions. The company has plans to increase its market presence further and I am excited to become an integral part of this.”

The appointment arrives at a particularly exciting time for BDA. The company are currently undergoing a period of unprecedented  growth with the purchase German Airline and In-night freight specialist NightExpress last year, as well as moving into new geographical markets and also a move into the B2C sector as a result of a new partnership with an established  e-commerce organisation.

BDA operate nightly cargo flights, which are then supplemented by daily road express linehaul routes, between its Coventry hub, Dublin, and Frankfurt in Germany. With flights five nights a week allowing them to offer a guarantee for overnight and early morning delivery for time-critical cargo. As a result they are particularly strong in sectors such as hi-tech IT and printing, materials handling equipment, automotive industries, medical equipment and agricultural machinery as well as more recently, direct selling e-commerce businesses.

BDA sales director, Steve Court stated:

“Last year was a fantastic year, during which we further established our infrastructure and platform for growth, and we are looking forward to continued growth and success in 2014.  He continued: “We’re growing all the time and with Kevin heading up our European division, we will continue to offer an unrivalled service throughout Europe and add value to the supply chain markets. We are prepared for a very exciting year ahead.”