Fastway Couriers chalks up 25 year milestone | News

Franchise-based operation hails 10 per cent growth over past year

Fastway Couriers chalks up 25 year milestone | News
Fastway Couriers Australia is celebrating its growth


The franchise concept has recently been challenged like never before in Australia but Fastway Couriers now has a quarter of a century on its side as proof of its system’s viability.

The delivery network’s arms and operators are presently celebrating the achievement and looking ahead at their annual conference this year held in the Northern Territory.

"Fastway Couriers is delighted to be celebrating its 25-year anniversary in Australia and what better place to celebrate than Australia’s iconic Uluru," CEO Peter Lipinski says.  

"Our annual conference is a time to reflect on the success of the past year and this year we are so pleased to be celebrating a successful 25 years of distribution here in Australia.

The company notes that it was established in New Zealand in 1983 and within 12 months became the first transport company to enter the franchising arena.

After launching into Australia in 1993 and was announced as Australia’s fastest growing private company in 1998 by BRW Magazine.

It now claims 800 franchisees now across Australia and over 10 per cent growth over the last year.

"The transport and delivery industry has changed dramatically over the past 25 years," Lipinski says.

"The first Fastway van in Australia distributed in a world pre-smartphone technology and internet, in a market made up predominately of business to business customers.

"The rise of online shopping in the past five years has completely transformed our industry.

"The rapidly growing appetite of Australian consumers for online shopping and the expectation of round-the-clock convenience has underpinned the development of a number of innovative new technologies to help future proof our business and franchisees and delight every customer at the door."


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