Locher Evers International Chelmsford Office

About

Established in the UK in 1984, Locher Evers are a professional Freight Forwarding Company who offer global services to and from the UK.

We have many years’ experience in handling a variety of commodities to an array of companies. Our reputation has allowed us to continually expand our activities and whether your trade is export or import we are here to assist you.

Locher Evers Canada, was founded in 1976 and since then has grown to become one of the largest Canadian owned freight forwarders.

Locher Evers has taken great care to build large and effective transportation networks to better serve its customers and have never aspired to get too big. We know that our clients are better served by a forwarder that is big enough to ensure logistical needs are easily met, but small enough to make sure our clients get the personalized service they deserve.

At Locher Evers, we have built a culture based around exceeding our customer’s expectations by creating an environment where our employees can care more.

Unless specifically advised to the contrary, all goods are carried in accordance with British International Freight Association Standard Trading Conditions – 2017 edition.

History

In 1988, LEI acquired a large plot of land on Annacis Island in New Westminster for what would soon become Westcon Terminals. This was a strategic decision on the part of the LEI’s founder, Bruno Locher, as the area would soon be serviced by major new freeways, improving LEI’s ability to handle cargo by better connecting it to the regions major ports and rail lines. The addition of a 150,000 sq. ft. bonded warehouse, adjoining outdoor storage yards, and a cartage fleet came soon after.

Here is a timeline of LEI’s growth

  • 1976 LEI founded with Opening of Vancouver branch
  • 1978 Winnipeg Office Established
  • 1979 Toronto Office Established
  • 1982 Montreal Office Established
  • 1983 10 acres land acquired on Annacis Island
  • 1984 150,000 sq. ft Annacis Island Warehouse opened
  • 1984 LEI UK branch established
  • 1995 Ottawa Office established
  • 1997 Calgary Office established
  • 2001 152,000 sq. ft. Brampton Warehouse opened
  • 2002 Founding partner of ETS Transport, Bremen, Germany
  • 2011 Building for UK branch acquired in Chelmsford, Essex, UK

Our Founder:
LEI’s founder, Bruno Locher, was instrumental in plotting the company’s trajectory from a small office in Vancouver to its current position as a major international freight forwarder. Immigrating to Canada from Switzerland in 1956, he worked as a freight forwarder in various locations across Canada before starting LEI in 1976. His guidance saw LEI through many important changes in the shipping industry, such as the mass-adoption of standardized shipping containers in the late 1970’s.

To visit our head office in Canada, please click the following link http://www.lei.ca

Core Values

Our core values focus on the service and experience that we provide to our customers and our internal processes mean that we continually ensure that all staff deliver to our core values.

Always here to help

“We care” about you and your business

Passionate and Professional

Honest and Respectful

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be a worldwide provider that our customers can turn to. Our aim is to exceed client expectations, deliver our promises and to constantly improve our solutions to ensure we meet all of our customers’ individual needs.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility is at the heart of Locher Evers and we are dedicated to maintaining high quality standards when it comes to health and safety in the workplace, and protecting the environment.

Community Projects

Locher Evers are proud to announce their sponsored for the Springfield Football Club under 11’s football training shirts for the season 2018-2020.

Springfield Football Club has a long and proud history of providing football in the community. Founded in 1935, the club moved from its previous home at Pollards Meadow to a new, purpose built clubhouse and ground at Springfield Hall Park, in 2002.

The club continues to grow and is represented in the Essex Olympian League, The Essex Veterans League, The Chelmsford Sunday League, The Chelmsford Youth League, Blackwater & Dengie Youth League, Brentwood Community Football Alliance and the Essex County Girls Football League.

The club provides football for ages from 6 years up to over 45’s and at all ages in between. They are an F.A. Charter Standard Club and are run entirely by volunteers.

Locher Evers Race of Remembrance I

Locher Evers Race of Remembrance II

Race of Remembrance 2015

Locher Evers Sponsored one of their clients who was racing in the race of Remembrance and although they did not finish, they raised a lot of money for a very good cause.

Locher Evers sponsors client - London to Brighton bike race

Locher Evers sponsors client in London to Brighton bike race

Locher Evers recently sponsored one of their clients in their quest to raise money for charity in the London to Brighton bike race.

They raised just under £1200 but all got back safely!.

The British Heart Foundation Charity Event 2016

Locher Evers and The British Heart Foundation Charity Event

Locher Evers held a charity event on 20th October for The British Heart Foundation. With the help of family, friends and neighbours they raised £530.65. Check out our facebook and Twitter account for more photos.