Back to back wins keep GBA at the top of the automotive industry


GBA successfully retain position as the Global Leader of Ports & Terminals operators whilst GBA Technologies is recognised for IT Innovation.

GBA Group has been named best Terminals and Ports Operator at the Automotive Global Awards for a second successive year.

The well established car handling company, repeated its 2017 feat at the event in central London, adding an IT Innovation Award to the haul too.

Building on a reputation for proven delivery of service quality as end to end logistics providers, judges found GBA had further enhanced its standing and delivered significant new and expanded operations for the world’s most demanding manufacturers.

This past year has seen the mobilisation of Volkswagen Group’s expansionary terminal operations, a redevelopment in Sheerness, Jaguar Land Rover’s first step into UK import operations and the continued expansion of the GBA BMW Humber hub, in addition to supporting the Ministry of Defence in partnered military stevedoring operations.

Now handling in excess of two million vehicles a year, GBA continues to drive for continuous improvement to ensure they are always the number one choice for global manufacturers.

The award was collected by Cale Judah, Managing Director. He said: “What an honour to collect this award in consecutive years. Being named once again as global leaders in terminals and port operations is recognition of the hard work and determination of our family of employees who truly believe and take pride in what we do.”

Executives from across the automotive industry gathered for the event, with challenges and achievements discussed as they renewed their passion for excellence.

The IT Innovation Award is given to companies who have shown technological innovation that has led to meaningful solutions for the automotive industry.

GBA Technologies Ltd, the GBA Group’s new innovation arm, designed, delivered and implemented a record-breaking number of new advancements. Continued significant investment has been made into enhancing GBA’s IT and IS integration and web capability, providing an increasingly customer-facing enabled platform.

Mr Judah said applied technology is at the heart of the company’s commitment to continuous improvement. The Group has continued to develop a complete suite of core and complementary systems and programmes that offer customers the dependable, agile foundation required for a successful high volume logistics operation.

“As a finished vehicle solutions provider specialising in technology, as opposed to a technology-house selling into the sector, we have a unique perspective on where value in the supply chain can genuinely be created,” Mr Judah said. “This award represents the drive for continuous and meaningful innovation that is very much the GBA-way. I’d like to thank the entire team; the efforts of which this recognition represents.”

GBA was a finalist in four further categories, Vehicle Processing Centre, Service Excellence, Road Carrier of the Year and Logistics Quality.


** With thanks to - The Grimsby Telegraph