As we begin a new season at Portadown Football Club we want to shine a light on our kit sponsors, first up is Manfreight – our Primary Sponsor.
The relationship between Manfreight and Portadown FC began in 2017 and has seen the company make contributions at all levels of the club over the 6 years.
Established in 1973, Manfreight has been at the forefront of the transport and logistics industry for over five decades. Based in Craigavon, with strategically placed sites across Ireland and the UK, the company’s vision is clear: to become a world-class logistics company serving the UK, Ireland & Mainland Europe, generating industry leading growth which is driven by empowered employees and built upon their core values of Integrity, Trust, Reliability & Partnership.
Manfreight offer bespoke logistics solutions to some of the biggest brands in the UK and Ireland. With extensive sector specific experience in distributing ambient, chilled and frozen goods, Manfreight provide efficient, flexible logistics solutions with high levels of client care to the FMCG sector and beyond.
The company’s services extend to working within customers’ supply chains, providing seamless, temperature-controlled logistics solutions. Manfreight handle and store products safely, in accordance with best practices, serving a diverse and comprehensive client base that includes numerous retail distribution centres.
Since 2020, Manfreight has placed significant emphasis on its ‘ESG Strategy’. This approach outlines the company’s dedication to environmental responsibility, employee wellbeing, and community engagement. Supporting local charities and clubs serves to benefit both the community and Manfreight itself, making them an employer of choice in the area.
The late Chris Slowey laid the company’s roots with a single truck and a big dream. His vision lives on through his son, also Chris, who took the reins in 2010. Chris’s two decades of extensive experience in various transport managerial roles has propelled the company into new areas of business across the UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe.
Over the past four years, Manfreight has invested an impressive £35m into the business. The company plans to invest a further £22m in the upcoming year to better service its customer base and launch “Project Ark.” This innovative project is set to become their masterpiece of intelligent storage and distribution, strategically located in the heart of Belfast port.
Manfreight’s success rests on its speed to market, scalability, and highly bespoke levels of service. With a rich history, committed values, and a clear vision for the future, the company continues to lead and innovate within the industry.
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Thank you to Manfreight for their ongoing commitment and support for Portadown Football Club, we are grateful for your generosity.