The OPEX journey: the first 16 years

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The OPEX journey: the first 16 years

A short history of OPEX:

In 2003 business partners Pete Scrivin and Geoff Pomroy began laying the foundations for OPEX. With only a small team both directors worked tirelessly from offloading trucks, invoicing, selling.

“A 9-5 job doesn't exist when you have wages to pay and a new business to build, sacrifices are made and also mistakes!"

After winning our first major contract in Avonmouth in 2004, we were able to invest gradually in a few more vehicles.

The reputation of the OPEX team became an integral part of the day-to-day business founded on the three core values of our business: communication, honesty and reliability. To these values we have added over the years overperformance as we realised that we continually seek to not only meet but truly exceed our customers' expectations.

By 2010 we had increased the fleet to 19 vehicles and 5 office staff and were a recognised professional business within the Southwest industry. With the guidance of James Haines as Operations Manager, we increased our customer base by delivering the best possible customer service and developing our brand personality as being highly customer oriented, flexible and reliable. 

Aerospace and Contract logistics have become key to our success, with daily trunks to Airbus facilities in Toulouse and Hamburg. During 2014-2019 both directors made a conscious decision to look at the next stage and future for OPEX. This included a significant investment in new trucks, 360 degree cameras for all of the fleet. A general manager was also appointed to oversea key stages of business improvement, including ISO9001, compliance and H&S. The business now has the capability of attracting multi-national brands to its door, with a flexible and multi-skilled team. We are now a leader in our field and a well-known aerospace logistics brand within the Southwest. 

The fleet now exceeds 50 vehicles, our team counts 18 full time staff and 62 professional drivers. Our turnover exceeds 18 million pounds per year and keeps on growing steadily year after year.

For more information or to read the full 16th anniversary celebratory brochure, please contact or call 01454 250 750 (ext. 110).