Company history

Founded in July 1989, IFL has grown to become one of the UK's most reliable and dependable freight forwarders.

A quarter-century of service

International Forwarding Ltd – or IFL as many people know us – started life in 1989 with the idea of offering customers a competitive, reliable door-to-door service for parcels, pallets and groupage consignments – with fast transit times.

In March 1992, the company was purchased by its management and became totally independent.

IFL-directorsIn September 2001, the Birmingham head office moved to its existing premises, which comprises a two-acre site wholly owned by the company.

In June 2002, IFL became a member of the Palletways overnight UK distribution network.

In July 2014, we celebrated our 25th anniversary as an international freight forwarder (pictured left-right are directors Roy Baker, Rob Pike and Nigel Parsons).

International Forwarding today

The company is profitable and the current sales turnover is approximately £8 million with 200,000 consignments handled each year. We continue to grow and expand, pushing forward into new service markets, which will help us to consolidate our position as one of the UK’s most dependable freight forwarders.

IFL currently operates with a team of 63 dedicated staff, and we pride ourselves on our high levels of customer service and reliability, allowing you to concentrate on your business.

Why use IFL?

"We have found International Forwarding's level of service to be excellent and competitively priced."

"IFL provides an excellent nationwide groupage and dedicated delivery service."

“IFL's ability to deliver goods on time and in excellent condition is unparalleled.”

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