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.
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
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
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 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 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.