Red Star Express Plc, yesterday, said it has expanded its operations beyond couriers to logistics sector of the economy.
“We have expanded our operations beyond documents and parcel, to include a one stop shop logistics company (ground trucking and haulage), Managing Director, Sule Umar Bichi, told journalists in Lagos.
According to him, in order to propel the new business line in a manner that it’s being done at international level, they have put some five-years strategic plans in place
“With a fleet of heavy trucks delivering shipments across the country, we have put the structures in place to offer logistics services the way it’s done in United Sates, in Britain, China, Germany, India, and all other developed countries, with global best practices.
“We want to give the customers the feel of logistics service in Nigeria the way logistics is done and is known in those economies,” he affirmed.
We have expanded our scope, logistics is more encompassing, courier service is a subset of logistics, there are other aspects in the supply chain management that is within logistics, so, it’s an expansion of what we want to do, we want to be a one stop shop logistics service.
He further stressed: “We specifically chose the word ‘To be the logistics company of choice.’ And for us to be of choice means we have to give value to our target customers, such that “whenever they think of that type of service, they will choose Red Star Logistics.”
“And that’s what we want to be, and to ensure that we are of choice, we provide value-added logistics solutions that will be secure, prompt and effective through employing, developing, and retaining a well-motivated team oriented work force, sharing common values and ideals, while evolving and marketing a range of technology driven services designed to meet the diverse needs of customers.
He stated that the company’s core value is ethical.
“We want to be purely ethical in doing our business in line with international and local laws, and that cuts across our employees, our directors and anybody that are interested in the company has to be ethical as well.”
Meanwhile, with 1,400 staffs nationwide, Red Star Express PLC started business in 1992, initially as a document and parcel company doing business both domestic and international.
It became a licensee of FedEx, USA, in 1994, and was quoted on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in November 2007.
The company, overtime, has had four managing directors till-date, and they are Mazi Sony Allison. He was the first Managing Director, and he’s still on the board of the company.
He was Managing Director from 1992-1995, then another person, Mr. Tony Ofuani (1995-1997), and the third one was Mr. Issac Orolugbagbe (1997-2007), and the current Managing Director is Sule Umar Bichi(2007 till-date.)