LTS – Our History and Experience in the Haulage Industry

8 April 2022 | LTS News

LTS is a forward-thinking logistics and distribution company, and we have built our reputation over the years through dedication to finding the best solutions for our customers. From our humble beginnings in 1999, we have grown year on year and developed into a market leader. Here’s how it all started, and how we have got where we are today!

Our previous offices in Cedar Road

In 1999, LTS Distribution Ltd was formed. This was when we offered predominantly subcontracted transport services to larger transport businesses. This enabled us to gain knowledge of the industry, to the point where we were then able to offer support to customers directly.

Back in the day!

In 2013, Dave Hands joined LTS, initially as a Commercial Director, and this was the stepping stone to changing our customer base and the beginning of offering the transport services we’re now known for.

September 2014 started twelve months of transformation for LTS! Always looking for those extra services for our customers, we moved into much larger premises in Birmingham. This enabled us to launch services that included warehousing and logistics. 

Our offices at Tilton Road

2015 was a big year for LTS! Dave Hands became Managing Director in the March, officially taking full responsibility for the day to day running and growth of LTS Distribution.

Dave Hands, became Managing Director in March 2015

Also in 2015, LTS became a member of The Pallet Network (TPN). This robust network meant we were able to offer a range of palletised delivery services throughout the UK. We then launched our worldwide services including air, sea and road freight, headed up by Mirza Baig.

The growth in the core transport and storage areas of the business was complemented by the international shipping services, which represented a growing part of the company’s total turnover, linking seamlessly with UK logistics capabilities. This area of our business proved a success, and in January 2017 Mirza Baig joined the board of directors having headed up international operations.

Mirza Baig joined the board of Directors in January 2017

May 2018 saw LTS Distribution rebrand to LTS Global Solutions which better represented the company’s position in worldwide logistics, transport and shipping.

November 2020 sees us close to where we are today after LTS went through a management buyout led by Dave Hands and supported by Mirza Baig and an external investor. Since then, with the growth and demands placed on operations, and indeed our projections for the medium term, we identified the need for highly experienced Senior Managers to drive our operations to a new level. 2021 saw an additional three senior managers employed: Rachael Wesson-Green, Finance Manager, James Fox, General Manager of Logistics and Nigel Ferriday, Head of Transport.

Right from the very beginning, LTS has been growing year on year across our logistics, transport and shipping services. The management team driving the business forward all have a working history in this industry along with proven track records of growing transport and logistics businesses and delivering a flexible and consistent service. They have a shared passion and vision to achieve growth and continue the forward momentum of the company.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our history as much as we have mapping it out, it’s not until you take a step back that you can see how far we’ve come. We’d like to say thank you to all our staff, supporters, customers and suppliers for being part of our journey. For LTS and our customers, it’s a bright future ahead and one we are very excited about!



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