Where we have come from…

It was only 36 years ago that Napier man, Bill McGowan, saw a need for a locally owned and operated courier company to provide friendly and reliable courier services to the Hawke’s Bay region. With a passion for freight and logistics and a ‘delight the customer at the door’’ mentality, the Fastway Couriers brand was born.

It wasn’t long until the news of this reputable courier brand spread to the far corners of New Zealand, and with the network rapidly expanding, a decision was made to become a franchised system.

Today, Fastway Couriers boasts 18 Regional Franchises spanning from Northland down to Southland and a fleet of over 250 Courier Franchisees.

 

 

Business as usual

Rest assured, there won’t be any disruptions to our service. Aramex New Zealand will still have the same locally owned and operated Regional Franchisees and friendly couriers.

 

Where we are going…

In 2016, Fastway Couriers was acquired by Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions.

With a presence in 65 countries worldwide and expertise in international and domestic delivery, freight forwarding, logistics, e-business solutions and online shopping services, Aramex recognised both the potential of the Fastway system and New Zealand as a developing market.

Since joining the Aramex family, the local teams and knowledge have remained, whilst the newfound opportunities to tap into Aramex’s leading technology, systems and innovation have surfaced. 

Fastway Couriers New Zealand CEO, Scott Jenyns, says the time was right to adopt the Aramex name with the significant rise in the parcel movements across the globe due to the explosion in e-commerce and new technology advancements.

We are retaining our unique franchise business model but are gaining a global mindset with access to new innovations, new technologies and new shipping destinations.

This is a major step forward for our local franchise operators but also for many New Zealand businesses that either export products to the world or import to New Zealand. 

We believe this name change will also better align New Zealand with the Aramex international business strategy and extend the New Zealand service offering to the movement of envelope sized parcels to large shipping containers.”

As the Fastway Couriers network continues to go from strength to strength under the guidance of Aramex, a lot of work has been going on to behind the scenes to prepare for the next phase of evolution.

 

 

Becoming Aramex New Zealand

Over the next few months, the familiar Fastway blue and red will be replaced with the Aramex red and white as we begin the process of rebranding to Aramex New Zealand.


 

Changes will be gradual, however, in 2019 you can expect to see a fresh website, new vans, uniforms, signage and logos on your streets.

Rest assured, there won’t be any disruptions to our service. Aramex New Zealand will still have the same locally owned and operated Regional Franchisees and friendly couriers.

More communication will be distributed to all customers over the upcoming months.

In the meantime, please continue to visit www.fastway.co.nz  website for updates or speak to your local Regional Franchisee for information.

Thank you for taking this journey with us!