AKW offer excellent services and bespoke solutions for companies across the UK.

Our global logistics encompasses distribution, warehousing, packaging customisation and international freight services, within a high-quality and innovative offering.

With a range of reliable, flexible and cost-efficient services, combined with our advanced technology and wealth of experience, you can benefit from a complete solution. Being at the forefront of a seamless and efficient storage, packing and distribution service gives you the competitive edge.

Our story

Combined, the people behind AKW have nearly half a century of history and experience in distribution, warehousing, packaging customisation and worldwide freight services. This also means almost 50 years of quality, investment and progressive growth, resulting in us being one of the leading third-party logistics companies in the UK.

In 1981, our current Group Chairman, Tony Worthington, formed AK Worthington Ltd. Paul Welsh, our current Group Operations Director, who started his logistics career working for Tony aged just 18, was led by his ambitious spirit to later establish Global Logistics UK Ltd. in 1997.

Then, in 2009, these two highly successful entrepreneurs crossed paths once again and an idea was born. By 2014 the two companies had boldly joined forces, with a £7.5 million investment into our warehousing facilities and transportation vehicles, becoming the ‘transport powerhouse of the North’ whilst also retaining Global Logistics UK’s Birmingham hub, further expanding our impressive national footprint.

Quality logistics

We provide unrivalled distribution, warehousing, package customisation and global freight services. We’re extremely proud of the accreditations and memberships we’ve gained. Working in partnership with us, you know you’re in safe hands.



Bought Alba Way, Trafford Park – a new 13-acre home for all our logistics solutions.



Started our vehicle replacement programme.



Global Logistics moved to new site.



Invested in an extra 50,000sqft of assembly area, allowing us to process 1 million seasonal gift packs.




With site development complete, Accounts, IT, International, Transport and Sales moved in from AK Worthington.



Installed diesel tanks and four pumping stations to reduce time wasted queuing.



Fitted bulk gas tanks at each end of warehouse, minimising the distance for forklift trucks to refuel.



Upgraded external canopies at 10-acre world Freight Centre, Europa Way.



Installed truck wash on site with innovative recycling technology, saving 608,000 litres of water a year. 



Full IT integration complete, symbolising final merge between the two operating platforms.



Invested £90,000 in LED lighting aiding CCTV, saving £40,000 a year on energy costs.



Bespoke CCTV system with Thermal imaging and Red Scan Laser detection fully operational.




Started replacement programme for all forklifts to use gas fuel, with lower emissions.



Further 2,000 racked locations installed at World Freight Centre (WFC), Europa Way site.



Installed efficient heating and eco-friendly LED lighting systems to match Alba Way site.



Tiger Trailers awarded full trailer renewal and build partnership.



Installed Intelligent Telematics upgrade to vehicle utilisation and driver quality/training. 



Installed forward-facing camera technology, for instant footage capture at time of incident relating to Intelligent Telematics.



Three RoSPA gold-accredited driver trainers passed.



Celebrated £1.5 million new business group sales for the year.



January to April

Refurbished Birmingham warehousing facility.
Won three blue-chip business accounts.



'Made For It!’ livery launched for trailers.
250k investment into Trafford Park warehousing facility.
Arrival of new state of the art Forklift Truck fleet.




Joined the Kinaxia Group.


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