Fastway claims Ireland’s Courier Company of the Year title

18th April, 2016 – Fastway Couriers has been selected as Ireland’s Courier Company of the Year for 2016 at the seventh annual Irish Logistics & Transport Awards.  The annual awards took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dublin and was attended by approximately 500 industry professionals. The accolade is a first for Fastway Couriers and marks a major milestone for the business which has now grown its presence since establishing itself in Ireland in 2002 into a national brand, providing a pre-paid, next day, parcel collection and delivery service to over 20,000 businesses throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Fastway Couriers achieved business growth of over 20 per cent last year and is now benefiting directly from the rapid rise of online shopping, counting many of the leading online e-commerce businesses such as ASOS, Littlewoods Ireland, Zara, Oxendales, Boohoo.com, MissGuided and Amazon, among its customers. The company claims the highest national delivery standards achieving a 99.8 per cent target is maintained each week.  Fastway Couriers is a franchise organisation operating three international sorting hubs in Portarlington, Dublin and Antrim, with a further local 17 depots supporting over 350 individual courier franchises operating in exclusive territories across the country.

Commenting on the Award, Bobby O’Keeffe, CEO Fastway Couriers Ireland said: “This is a massive achievement for us and our success in achieving Irish Courier Company of the Year is a credit to our Regional & Courier Franchisees as well as all the support staff who continue to make Fastway a success.  At Fastway, we act as an extension of a brand.  We don't just deliver parcels, we deliver brands that are recognised for excellence in the last mile delivery.”

Fastway has introduced a number of innovative internal and external changes to cope with increasing business demands, such as a new scanning platform and mobile devices that eliminate the use of paper and allow Fastway to route map the quickest route to delivery.

Late last year, Fastway opened a brand new Technology Development Centre (TDC) which enables the company to do more local development and continue to innovate and bring new ideas to life using in house development experts.

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About Fastway Couriers

First established in New Zealand in 1983, Fastway Couriers had already shown huge promise before expanding to Ireland in 2002. The franchise is now established in 4 countries worldwide (New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Ireland, operating from 130 locations and with over 1600 Courier Franchisees.

Fastway in Ireland

Fastway Couriers offer a cost effective, innovative courier service, backed up by the latest computer technology and online parcel track and trace facilities.  This marks them out as the ideal choice for individual consumers, small to medium sized businesses as well as leading international e-tailers.

With more than 350 franchise partners across Ireland, from Cork to Belfast and almost everywhere in between, Fastway have made a commitment to delight their customers at every point in their parcel’s journey is what sets them apart from their competitors.

Fastway believe in making the process of using a courier service easy, comfortable and convenient for their customers – they can deliver on that promise thanks to the dedication of their franchise partners and their ongoing commitment to provide an unrivalled level of customer care.

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