priorityfreight-andrewaustin-1024x512Andrew Austin is returning to a senior role at time critical logistics provider, Priority Freight. Austin will take up the role of group operations director and joins the board of directors. He was previously CEO of Priority Freight between 2010 and 2013 before moving to Keswick Enterprises Group where he was senior executive officer.

Prior to his first tenure with Priority Freight he was vice-president Europe for Schneider Logistics, as well as holding senior management roles at for FedEx and Lynx Express.

 “I am delighted to return to Priority Freight and look forward to contributing to the further success and evolution of the business as it progresses through the next chapter of its development,” said Austin.

“Priority Freight has experienced sustained growth and built substantial revenues in recent years,” added Neal Williams, group managing director at the company. “Our mission is to supply the fastest, most reliable, secure and cost-effective contingency logistics solutions for our customers. The expertise, knowledge and experience that Andrew brings with him to the company will further support this aim.”

In the last 12 months, the Priority Freight group has increased its staff by 34%.

The company has six control centres across Europe and operates 24/7 across the globe. Company revenues exceeded €66m during the 2013/14 financial year. In 2014, the company completed over 100,000 expedited shipments.