Stansted international gateway marks three decades of success for FedEx Express

FedEx Express is celebrating 30 years of successful operations at its international gateway in Stansted.  Established in 1985, the gateway has continually supported UK businesses both domestically and across international markets.

During its 30-year history, the international gateway has grown in capacity, increasing from four employees to approximately 540.  Spanning a total area of 22,000m2, the gateway has capacity for four wide-bodied aircraft, can handle up to 7,000 packages an hour, and connect businesses to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

“Over the last three decades, our international gateway has been vital in helping UK businesses connect to global markets and realise their international potential,” said Trevor Hoyle, vice president, Operations, Northern Europe, FedEx Express.  “We’re proud that our UK operation plays such an important role, not just in Europe, but globally.”

Over the years, the Stansted gateway has not only helped UK businesses export, but has supported charitable efforts across the UK including helping children’s charity KidsOut as part of the FedEx Cares initiative.  This has seen FedEx team members and their families join staff from the charity to pack and subsequently distribute nearly 1,400 boxes of toys each year to disadvantaged children nationwide.

Since 2003 FedEx Express has also joined forces with Motorwise, a week-long intensive Road Safety Course, which takes place in Essex, with FedEx volunteers helping educate students on road safety, while promoting responsible attitudes towards the use of motor vehicles.

Mr Hoyle confirmed: “Our people are at the heart of our operations and this growth and success is testament to their continued dedication.  We want to build on this expertise and continue to provide British businesses with a platform to global growth.”