Xpediator Plc is the parent company for the Xpediator Group of companies, which trades under several brands. The original business, trading as “Delamode”, was established in 1988 by Stephen Blyth (the Group’s Chief Executive Officer), providing freight forwarding services in the UK. Today, the Group’s International network of offices has grown and provides road, sea and air freight services, together with logistics and warehousing in the UK and Romania.
Xpediator has a strong presence in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Baltic states. The Group currently employs over 600 people, with operational headquarters in Braintree, Essex, and country offices in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania and Serbia operating across a total of 31 sites.
The Group has three main business areas which are managed autonomously on a day-to-day basis but directed centrally to cross-sell services to the Group’s customer base:
2017 was a transformational year for the Group, during which it successfully listed on AIM, raised an aggregate of £7.8 million in new equity investment (before expenses) and completed the acquisition of three complementary and earnings accretive businesses – EMT Logistics, Benfleet Forwarding and Regional Express.
Xpediator is set to continue its strong growth during 2018, driven by exposure to faster GDP growth in Central Eastern Europe and the Baltic states; the growth of relatively new operations areas, such as EshopWedrop and Pall-Ex; opening of new offices, warehouses and services; and, not least, further acquisitions that will complement the group’s current service proposition.