PRESS RELEASE – AUGUST 2015 60th ANNIVERSARY
Browns Distribution Services Ltd is proud to announce its 60th Anniversary.
For over a half a century, Browns has supplied a quality logistics service throughout the United Kingdom and across Europe. Founded in 1955 by the late Mr Albert Brown, the small business simply known as A. Brown, Tunstall, was the humble beginning of a legacy that has now spanned over three generations.
In 1970, after moving premise on a number of occasions, Albert Brown finally settled on its current location at Connaught Street, Tunstall, where it has remained for the next 45 years, flourishing into the award winning company it is today.
During 1993, with the inevitable rise of globalisation and the emergence of new technology such as the internet, it was decided that a fresh and generic name was needed to signify their presence in the rapidly evolving industry. After some consideration, Browns Distribution Services Ltd became the designated name that would represent the company in the approaching era.
A couple of years later, in 1995, Browns not only celebrated their 40th anniversary, but they also became a proud member of Palletline, the UK’s first palletised distribution delivery network which significantly expanded their operations, and securing their future at the forefront of palletised freight distribution.
Having been nominated for a variety of awards over the years and winning the 2012 Motor Transport Network of the Year Award, Browns has consistently proved itself as a front-runner in the distribution industry throughout the last 20 years.
Now celebrating 60 years of Moving Distribution Forward, Browns are more dedicated than ever to supplying their customers with a premier service for all freight consignments.
To demonstrate their commitment, they have recently added 4 new Scandia trucks to the fleet allowing for extra haulage, and on top of that, they have purchased 12 ClearDek trailers to optimise distribution. To provide a greener service, they have also included 2 additional Supercube trailers, economically designed to maximise cargo storage for carbon efficient distribution, reducing their impact on the environment, and saving customers money.
Not only have they expanded the fleet, but they have also augmented their centralised and fully secured warehousing and storage sector. Now holding excess of 10,000 pallets, their customers can monitor the age, level, and movement of stock within the warehouse complex, all through interactive, barcode regulated, IT system.
To ensure they supply a flawless and economic service, Browns day-to-day operations are governed by the most advanced IT system in the industry, allowing them to place orders rapidly, produce clear end-to-end audits, strategically plan distribution routes, and instantly create accurate invoices on delivery. They feel it is their responsibility to provide their customers with the highest quality, and therefore strive to ensure that they continue to lead with cutting edge technology for many anniversaries to come.
At the heart of Browns is their highly-trained and experienced staff. Having served on average for 6.5 years, of which 12 members for over 15 years – their staff are well versed in the distribution industry and exert themselves in each and every aspect of their day-to-day duties. Dedicated to supplying customers with the highest standard of service, Browns employees truly are the driving force behind its 60 years of Moving Distribution Forward.
David Brown Jnr Said – ‘It’s an incredible mile stone for our business and we are thrilled to be here, at the forefront of the industry. Our business has grown on core values and beliefs and we are not only celebrating 60 years in business, but 60 fantastic years in business. We wouldn’t be able to offer an unrivalled service to our customers without the dedication and determination of our staff and I must thank each and every one of them. I would also like to thank our loyal customers for the years of successful trading. We are delighted to be here and are looking forward to the years to come where we will continue to deliver cutting edge services and dynamic solutions.’
Alf Booth, Is their long standing Lead Driver with 26 years of service at the company, said – ‘I started with Browns in 1989 for Mr Albert Brown and really enjoyed working for him very much. He was a hard man but always spoke the truth and wouldn’t ask you to do anything that he wouldn’t do himself. I remember first thing in the morning he used to put on his red overalls and check everything was ok in the yard, pick up litter and manage the business from a hands on perspective. I really enjoyed working for Mr Brown during many happy years.’