In the UK alone there are £44 billion worth of automotive parts, private and commercial vehicles and engines exported per year. Importation of automotive parts is estimated at £33.2 billion (World Stop Exports, 2019 figures).
A massively important sector for us, FLS are members of the Welsh Automotive Forum, which represents the interests of the automotive industry in Wales which consists of 2 niche vehicle makers, 40 Tier 1s and 2 OE Engine Plants, with a further 100 + companies in the service and supply chain, many of which are small and medium enterprises. In total, some 16,000 people in Wales are directly employed in this sector with other jobs being generated by the multiplier effect. The automotive industry generates sales on average of £3.2 billion per annum and has a combined payroll in excess of £0.5Bn per annum. welshautomotiveforum.co.uk
8 out of 10 cars manufactured in the UK are exported overseas to 160 different markets worldwide, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). That’s a whopping 14.4% of the entire UK export of goods. It’s no wonder that companies along the automotive supply chain trust FLS to deliver their goods globally, on timescales that work for automotive production schedules and don’t deviate from what’s promised.
Whether it’s parts packaging or a Porsche, Automotive time-critical deliveries must be on time to maintain on-schedule production logistics that meet sales targets, supply chain and market demands. Key industry players in the automotive industry also collaborate when it comes to time-critical components for mutual benefit to streamline their distribution solutions and costs.
With our international office located at the epicentre of British motorsports and automotive innovation, in Silverstone The Midlands, FLS works with you to ensure timely delivery solutions for OEMs and Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers – 24/7, worldwide with customs clearance solutions and worldwide logistics.
FLS are a fantastic team of people, from the top management down. Every member of the team I have had the pleasure to work with has been extremely helpful and has provided a fast effective solution to the requirement I have given them