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Investment gains pace at SMA Worldwide

SMA Worldwide has invested in expanding its fleet to meet the growing demand for freight services across the country and worldwide.

SMA is a member of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network. The company has taken delivery of new trucks, in the new company livery, to support its work across the Palletways network. It has also added two double deck trailers, an urban trailer and new vans to the fleet as part of the £100,000+ investment programme.

Dr Attia, chairman at SMA Worldwide, said: “Continually investing in the best equipment and latest technology to maintain and improve our service is paramount to the business, to deliver the best possible service to our customers at home and abroad.  These additions mean we can extend our collection and delivery window for our customers.”

Palletways UK Managing Director, adds: “The Palletways network is growing all the time. It continues to go from strength to strength because of companies like SMA Worldwide who invest in their fleet and deliver customer service excellence.”

Founded in 1982, SMA Worldwide offers a range of logistics, courier and warehousing services. It specialises in worldwide air and sea freight, to all countries and major cities around the globe, as well as secure storage, warehousing, single and multi-pallet distribution, offering a complete logistics and pallet delivery solution across Europe and the UK.  Customers include leading retailers Selfridges and Harrods and the newly awarded University College London account.

SMA is a Platinum Club member of the Palletways network – which recognises those members who attain the very highest service standards. They also now offer their customers the latest new Palletways feature service – ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival). ETA notifies customers of two-hour delivery time slots and consignment contents, which significantly enhances customer service.

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National Business Awards Finalist


SMA Worldwide has been shortlisted for the QBE Insurance New Exporter of the Year category for the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

SMA Worldwide are able to offer clients a highly attractive and alternative solution to their logistic requirements. In doing so, we built a company that is truly “Client-centric” with a personal approach and bespoke service long since lost by the Integrators. We have also invested in the development of cutting edge software that simply cannot be matched for the service that it provides and its ease of use. The combination of traditional personal service and state of the art IT has proven a huge success and will continue to improve as we move into our 17th year of dedicated service.

Dr Sam Attia, Chairman, said:
“When I heard our company was a finalist in these prestigious awards, I immediately congratulated my team for their great work that has led to SMA Worldwide to be shortlisted.
It is a testament to my team’s dedication and passion. This nomination is a true honour and will strengthen our brand, along with boosting our international and UK clients trust in our products and services. This will help to inspire and drive our team to expand and develop even further over the coming years, and increase our work with the UKTI and the ‘Exporting is Great’ campaign.”

The finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to an expert judging panel who will decide the overall winners.

Described as “the Oscars of great British business” by David Cameron, former Prime Minister, this year’s prestigious award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 15th November, at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, where the winners will be revealed.

For the first time, Conor McGinn MP recently hosted a reception for the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards at the House of Commons. This enabled finalists to meet fellow entrants, the National Business Awards Advisory Board members, judges (who they presented to in September) and sponsors of each category.

Tom Broughton, Group Brand Director of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards said: “Due to the high number of entries for this years’ awards, narrowing the entries down to 140 finalists was a difficult task. But through a thorough and comprehensive judging process, the selected finalists demonstrate exceptional quality and diversity across a range of business sectors within the UK. We are now looking forward to the next step of the process and meeting some of the finalists face-to-face.”

Thank you to all our customers and their years of loyalty for getting us to the position we are in now.

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Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme


The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary scheme for fleet operators. Its purpose is to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are accomplishing its high standards.


FORS encourages operators to take a closer look at themselves and identify areas of strength to be exploited and areas for improvement to be addressed. A successful bronze assessment provides an operator with reassurance that their operation is being run safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sound manner. The FORS logo allows potential customers to readily distinguish FORS operators from other operators. Users of fleet operator services may ask that their suppliers are FORS recognised.


There are four key areas to this standard:

  • Management
  • Vehicles
  • Drivers
  • Operations


Within each section below there are several pieces of information:

  • Requirement
  • Purpose
  • Demonstration
  • Support and Guidance


Requirements are primarily based around:

  • Legal compliance
  • Safety
  • Efficiency
  • Environmental protection.



“SMA Worldwide Ltd are proud to be FORS Accredited. It gives us the perfect platform to monitor, manage and improve our efficiency and service excellence. It is part of the best practice culture we want to put in place across our Organisation.” said Alex Stewart, Operations Supervisor at SMA.

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