Rapide wins Transport Industry ‘OSCAR’

The Archbold Rapide team have won the prestigious Motor Transport International Operator of the Year Award 2008.

The judges praised Rapide for its 'forward thinking' with the introduction of new services to stay ahead of the competition. They were also impressed by Rapide's multi-lingual, multi-modal, multi-currency customer focus.'

We are obviously delighted to have won this prestigious Motor Transport Award. It is just reward for the Archbold Rapide team who are totally committed to ensuring that customers' consignments arrive on time every time at their destinations throughout Europe.

Since the launch of Rapide in 2005, the team have had a high success rate of on time deliveries with over 4000 completed projects since its launch. Rapide provides 24/7 coverage for any size of consignment to any destination throughout Europe.

Rapide is targeted at those awkward, high value or hazardous loads that do not fit into Archbold Europe Direct part load service or a traditional pallet network, but where on time delivery is crucial to the customer, and the customer's customer, even if the delivery point is 2000 miles away.

The dedicated Rapide team manage each consignment as an individual project. The tailor made solutions can involve, air, sea or road, the organisation of police escorts, provision of double manned vehicles, low loading equipment, hiab vehicles or sliding roof trailers, all permits and customs documentation.

Pictured above from left to right: Bruce Newton - Operations Manager, Adrian Streets - Traffic Manager, Xavier Archbold - Chief Executive