Company History

Laser Transport International Limited provides a comprehensive range of Quality Assured general, specialised and project forwarding services for the movement of the customer's cargo by road, sea, air and rail throughout the world.

Initially a subsidiary of Tozer, Kemsley and Millbourn (Holdings) Limited, LASER began trading in August 1973 in Dover, relocating its Company Headquarters, warehousing and vehicle workshops to the industrial park near Hythe, on the site of the historic Lympne airfield, in 1980. In 1983 the Directors secured LASER's independence by acquiring a majority shareholding in a Management Buy-out. On New Year's Day 1993, one of LASER's fleet of MAN tractor units and trailers, driven by senior Driver Roy Clementson, was the first British vehicle to enter the newly deregulated European Single Market. A unique 'double' was completed in May 1994 when another LASER truck, also driven by Roy Clementson, led the line of vehicles on to the first 'Le Shuttle' freight service to travel through the Channel Tunnel.

LASER's Hythe operation is just 6 miles from the UK Channel Tunnel terminal and thus only 65 minutes from the European motorway network. LASER has an established network of logistics service centres across the UK providing groupage, express and full load services, working with selected, exclusive partners throughout the European Union, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. 24 hours, 7 days a week services at the UK terminals provides any combination of sorting, stock rotation, racked stockholding, stock control, picking, packing, labelling, palletization, shrink and stretch wrapping and comprehensive computer tracking. Sea and air freight agency services to worldwide destinations are available from each service centre.

Laser Aerospace is a specialised trading division handling the international movements of satellites and ground support equipment, initially between test and integration facilities in Europe and North America and finally to the launch sites in French Guiana and Cape Canaveral.

Laser Transport International Limited is committed to growth and innovation and to meeting the ever-changing needs of customers, whilst continuing to supply them with high quality service. Effective distribution and logistics systems increasingly depend upon effective communications and LASER has long been at the forefront of the application of computer technology in the freight forwarding industry. LASER has adopted a policy of ICT systems flexibility and on-going ICT investment is designed to be compatible with the full range of customer's communication links, including E-mail, Fax and full electronic data interchange (EDI).

LASER regularly renews its fleet of owned tractor units and its trailers have been upgraded to the 13.6 metres standard. Modern in-cab communications are used to pass up-dated shipment information and to receive journey progress reports. On going planned and monitored staff training and development is designed to support Customer Care, Total Quality and Health and Safety provision throughout the LASER Group. LASER's active support of education/business links and full participation as a member of all the major representative industry bodies is seen as a vital way of raising and maintaining standards of service to customers.