Forward thinking brings gold
NNR Global Logistics U.K. picked up the Air Freight Award in the British International Freight Association’s annual Freight Services Awards, presented on Jan. 18.
Fittingly, since BIFA was making the awards to honor its freight forwarder members’ achievements in the year of the London Olympics, the association chose former Olympian and world champion Derek Redmond to host the ceremony. He is pictured with Lee Griffiths, director of NNR, and Stuart Forsyth, U.K. and Ireland sales manager for award sponsor IAG Cargo.
NNR Global Logistics, part of Japanese-owned Nishitetsu Group, beat Geodis Wilson, MOL Logistics and Uniserve Group to win the Air Freight Award.
The company, which has U.K. offices in London, Manchester and Glasgow, impressed the judges by detailing how it collects up to 300 end-of-life titanium industrial print heads per month from commercial printers across Europe. Too valuable to discard, the print heads are returned to the point of manufacture in the U.S. or China for refurbishment and reuse.
“The challenge is to get them back in use as quickly as possible while still taking advantage of consolidation rather than incurring expensive courier charges,” Griffiths said. “We have had a five-year relationship with the client, but in the last two years we have been fully focused on driving a more efficient supply chain process.”