Photo at right, David Richards (left), regional director-Europe, agility fairs & events, with Martin Clarke, marketing director of the National Exhibition Centre
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has expanded its Fairs & Events warehouse and office space by shifting to larger premises within the National Exhibition Centre Complex in Birmingham.
Agility Fairs & Events has been based at the NEC for 40 years, making it the longest-standing warehouse tenant at the Birmingham site. The move reflects Agility’s need for additional space to serve customers and gives the company a considerably increased presence at the venue.
“We are fortunate to have found a great facility so close to our current offices at the NEC. Agility Fairs & Events has enjoyed a close working relationship with the NEC for four decades, and we are delighted that we will be able to continue this successful relationship,” said David Richards, Regional Director for Agility Fairs & Events Europe.
The new facility triples Agility’s on-site NEC warehouse space, allowing it to offer specialized services to better serve event organizers, exhibitors and key account clients. Among the services Agility Fairs & Events offers at NEC:
- Tailored, multimodal logistics
- Customs clearance and liaison
- Site handling services requiring forklifts, cranes and Agility’s technical team
- Courier shipment management
- Storage of exhibition and event materials
“By relocating within the NEC premises, we have been able to limit the impact of the move on our clients and employees. Our new location and enhanced operational efficiencies will help us continue to grow, evolve and keep pace with our clients’ needs, allowing us to provide exceptional value and superior service,” Richards said.
Kathryn James, managing director NEC Group Conventions and Exhibitions, said: “We work closely with our organizers and partners to help their businesses grow, and we are delighted that this has been the case for Agility Fairs & Events. We hope that their new premises enables the business to continue expanding.”
Agility Fairs & Events can be found at: Units 11/12. Second Exhibition Avenue, NEC, Birmingham, UK, B40 1PJ.
Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.3 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics, provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support. For more information about Agility, visit www.agility.com