First established in 1944 as the National Association of Inland Warehouse Keepers, when its role was to protect and further the interests of public warehouse keepers operating outside the major ports, the is a well-respected trade association, representing over 650 member companies, who together operate around 100 million square feet of warehousing and distribution centre space, with some 2000 locations across the UK.
The Association now embraces all companies operating in the logistics sector and, as the voice of the industry, fulfils the following key roles:
- Representing members’ views to government departments and agencies, the European Commission and Parliament and other relevant organisations
- Promoting the warehousing and wider logistics industry
- Protecting the interests of members by offering effective Conditions of Contract
- Raising the standards of the industry through training and best practice