We have been delivering innovative logistics, eCommerce and supply chain management services since 1988.
Today, we are the leading independent supply chain business with locations across the USA, UK, Asia, mainland Europe, and Ireland, trusted by our partners, suppliers, clients, and Woodlanders for our purposeful approach to building strong, innovative solutions that future-proof businesses and grow partnerships built on integrity.
Over the years, our people have earned a reputation for being reliable, honest, hard-working, solutions-driven, and fast to react. Guided by our purpose to create opportunity and deliver sustainable supply chains, we believe in effective collaboration built on trust and a desire to continuously improve and strive for excellence to deliver sustainable growth for all Woodland stakeholders.
Every Woodland Group team member shares the same determination to deliver quality and value to our customers. We pride ourselves on being easy to do business with, cutting through the noise to find effective solutions that facilitate easy and future-proof processes for Woodlanders and clients alike.
Thanks to our cutting-edge technology and digital investments, our own fleet of vehicles with dedicated teams delivering best-in-class road freight solutions, own warehouse offering worldwide, in-house air, ocean, road, rail and customs specialists across the globe, and sustainability experts offering sustainable supply chain solutions of tomorrow, we deliver an integrated approach to continued development and global growth.
We Care. We Connect. We Deliver.
Woodland Group has grown by listening to our clients’ needs. We continuously challenge ourselves and our teams to innovate and adapt, provide expert solutions, and create opportunities for clients, team members, partners, and communities. We pride ourselves on being easy to do business with, cutting through the noise to find effective solutions that futureproof your business.
We react quickly, create agile working environments that foster and are built on respect, and go the extra mile to create relationships that provide successful growth for all. We remove obstacles and use our expertise to make things simple, delivering space to focus on what is important.
Our independence gives us an agility that sets us apart. We are not afraid to try new things and find innovative solutions where others may not be looking. We like to learn, and share our learnings, and strive to think outside the box to deliver solutions that make a positive difference and encourage growth.
We are honest with one another and our clients; We are not afraid to discuss issues and won’t promise anything we cannot deliver. We know that to truly make a difference we need to deliver excellence consistently.
We don’t rest on success, nor do we give up when things get tough. We create systems and processes that provide consistent support to deliver longevity. We focus on being part of the solution and believe in respecting each other, our communities, and the wider world
We make sure that the systems we use are as flexible and effective as we are, and continuously invest into developing and adapting the latest technology to create streamlined and agile supply chain management processes that are future-proof; delivering digital capabilities to provide you with full visibility and control through the best business connectivity infrastructure available.
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Opened New York (USA) office
Appointed by FedEx Trade Network, marking the start of Woodland’s US expansion
ISO9001 (BS5750) accredited across all sites
Now Woodland’s specialist print & publishing department
Boston (USA) office opened
Acquisition of Durable Freight
Marking the start of Woodland’s European services
London Heathrow (UK) office opened
IATA UK accredited
Newcastle (UK) office opened
Dublin (IRE) office opened
IATA accredited in the USA
Woodland opens up Far East services
Manchester (UK) office opened
Chicago, IL (USA) office opened
Los Angeles, CA (USA) office opened
Coggeshall warehouse acquired
New Woodland UK HQ
‘Top 100 fastest growing businesses’ Recognition
Woodland recognised in ‘Top 100 fastest growing businesses’ by Deloitte & Touche in the Independent on Sunday
Woodland Entertainment formed
CMR Logistics formed
Now Woodland Logistics
BIFA award winner ‘Training & Staff Development’
Millon International acquired
Atlanta, GE (USA) office opened
Acquisition of MAT Transport assets
Resulting in the opening of a Hull location
DFT (CAA) listed agent
CTPAT accredited (USA)
Woodland HQ moved to Chelmsford, UK
Kearny, NJ (USA) office opened
IATA accreditation in Ireland
Sunday Times Recognition
Woodland recognised in Sunday Times International Track 200 of ‘fastest growing businesses’
BIFA award winner ‘Airfreight Services’
Hong Kong office opened
BIFA award winner ‘Supply Chain Services’
Courier Elite acquired
LA (USA) warehouse opened
US customs brokerage division formed
AEO accredited in the UK
Dewsbury (UK) site opened
Coventry (UK) fulfilment site opened
Chicago (USA) warehouse opened
Elizabeth, NJ, (USA) warehouse opened
Doncaster (UK) carbon-conscious distribution site opened
AEO accredited in Ireland
Launch of first distribution facility in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Woodland Online is launched
Our original digital supply chain management platform.
Marks Tey (UK) fulfilment site opened
FORS Silver accredited
Worldwide Book Services acquisition
Woodland acquires 50% of the UK’s largest print and publishing logistics company to further solidify its positioning as leading supplier the sector
Second Doncaster (UK) carbon-conscious distribution site opened
Bronze EcoVadis sustainability accreditation awarded
2021 Carbon Reports and future commitments publish
Inaugural Woodland Sustainability Report published
Gold EcoVadis sustainability accreditation awarded
BRCGS certified across UK warehouses
We are proud to be able to support a number of partners that share our values and commitment to positive community impact models, and lean on us to provide expertise, time, resources and the power of our collective Woodlanders to aid the work they do.
The Panathlon Foundation
The Panathlon Foundation benefits the lives of thousands of young people with disabilities and special educational needs every year. The foundation works with disadvantaged young people to give them the opportunity to take part in competitive sport across England and North Wales. Woodlanders actively get involved in events to raise money for and awareness of Panathlon’s work and impact.
In 2022, the UK’s largest event of its kind, Ride London, saw Woodland participants start in London to take on the challenging 100 miles riding towards Braintree before returning to the capital, finishing at Tower Bridge. We are proud to support the Foundation’s all-important work of providing opportunity to young people with disabilities and special educational needs across the UK to express themselves, connect, learn, and feel empowered through competitive sporting events.
In 2022 alone, Woodland raised a total of £30,541.50 across a range of activities and events in support of Panathlon.
Merchants Quay Ireland
Woodland Group are proud to have partnered with MQI to help improve the lives of the vulnerable in Ireland.
As part of the collaboration, we provide:
- Free warehousing
- Free domestic transport
- Fundraising support through Woodland Group Ireland’s network
- Communications and creative support to MQI’s marketing team
Neopolitan Lighthouse, Chicago
Neopolitan Lighthouse provides support services to victims of domestic violence to assist them in achieving and maintaining self-sufficiency and self-reliance. Every year, Woodland Group and in particular Woodland Group’s Chicago team, support the charity with much-needed funds and resources.
Essex County Cricket Club
Woodland Group is a proud, long-standing partner of Essex County Cricket. Our close-knit relationships with the local cricket grounds, teams, players, fellow partners, and related charitable organisations enable us to deliver strong support.
Chelmsford Rugby Football Club
Since joining the list of well-respected partners of the Chelmsford Rugby Football Club in 2011, we have been supporting this local club run by volunteers in its facilitation of the sport to children of all ages, aided by passionate staff support at matches and behind the scenes by everyone at Woodland.
Associations and Accreditations
Corporate governance is a critical priority for Woodland Group and is crucial to us continuing to deliver compliant, safe environments and solutions that further sustainable growth. We are guided by the strictest industry, trading, and safety standards, which our dedicated team continues to build on by gaining relevant additional accreditations. Our Sustainability Report outlines our commitment to sustainability KPIs and legislation that protects and ensures human rights due diligence and fair treatment of all Woodlanders and other stakeholders.
Delivering supply chain excellence and expertise since 1988.