You often hear or read about successful business ventures – well the Twente Express story really has been a business adventure. Not only for its founders Trevor Paul and his wife Shawn but for long serving employees Clive Roberts and Simon Hill who have respectively clocked up 24 and 23 years loyal service with Twente.
There are many other members of the team who have contributed to the adventure over the years, not forgetting our Dutch colleagues in our Dordrecht & Enschede offices.
Successes in the mid ‘80’s enabled Twente to increase the twice weekly round trips between the UK and the Netherlands to a daily service – an accomplishment recognised in the early ‘90’s by receiving a prestigious Award for Anglo-Dutch Enterprise from the then Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers.
As a result of a £250,000 investment in 1992, Twente moved into a purpose built 12,000 sq.ft. office / warehouse complex in Lichfield and 10 years later moved to their current Brownhills location, following the purchase of a £700,000 distribution centre covering an area of 30,000 sq.ft. on a 3 acre site.
Today, Twente’s appetite and desire for success is just as strong as it was 30 years ago and recent investments in their truck and trailer fleet and in their IT systems confirms this.
Managing Director Trevor Paul concluded “Above all, our customers’ loyalty is the reason for our success and we will continue to put them first – no matter what.”