Freightliner Group Climbs The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 List

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Freightliner Group Ltd is delighted to have been placed 78 in The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250, published on 14th October 2012.

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Improving market share in the UK and substantial growth in Poland and Australia have helped Freightliner Group to climb 15 places to this years position inThe Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250.

This is the seventh year in succession Freightliner Group has been placed in the prestigious ranking tables for Britain’s biggest mid-market private companies.

Freightliner Group is a leading rail freight operator providng intermodal and bulk haulage and rail maintenance solutions.

Places in the top 250 are awarded against a varying set of demanding criteria with Freightliner Group ranking at 78.

Freightliner Group was the only rail freight operator to be represented in the table.

Peter Maybury, CEO, Freightliner Group Limited said, “We are delighted with our ranking in this years, The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250. Improving market share in the UK and substantial growth in Poland and Australia have helped Freightliner Group to climb 15 places to this years position”.

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About Freightliner

Previously part of British Rail, Freightliner was privatised in 1996 and has since increased turnover by over 180 percent. Initially only providing Intermodal services, the company has since expanded to have five subsidiary companies, all operating under Freightliner Group Limited.

Freightliner Limited is the UK’s largest hauler of maritime containers, accounting for 20 percent of the total market share, and 80 percent of the rail-fed market.

Freightliner is officially the UK’s most reliable rail freight operator with an industry-leading reliability of 98% on-time delivery. Operating over 102 daily services over 37 direct route offerings to and from the UK’s deep sea ports to 14 destinations, 9 of which are terminals owned and operated by Freightliner. Freightliner uniquely provides a complete logistics package through the use of its in house road fleet of 300 vehicles with local road services, to move customers’ containers on the first or last leg of a worldwide journey.

In 1999, Freightliner identified a significant opportunity to expand, and established Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited (FHH) to service the bulk rail freight industry. FHH now operates nationwide in the coal, aggregates, cement, specialist minerals, steel, and waste sectors, and has grown to a turnover of over £100m.

Since then, Freightliner Group has established new subsidiaries; Freightliner Maintenance Limited, a separate entity dedicated to the repair and maintenance of traction and rolling stock and international subsidiaries; Freightliner PL Limited – operational in Poland and Germany, and Freightliner Australia Pty Limited, which began operations this year.

Increasing network utilization and lowering carbon emission.

PowerHaul locomotives have greater fuel efficiency, higher haulage and acceleration capabilities than any current diesel locomotive in the UK, enabling Freightliner to uniquely; reduce CO2 emissions, improve reliability increase port capacity and network utilisation.

Through the use of our new Shortliner wagons, we are able to haul 42% more 40ft containers per service without wasting any 20ft space, enabling us to meet the growing 40ft market demands whilst fulfilling 20ft container needs.

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