FLS Group, a leading provider of global supply chain solutions is all set to celebrate its incredible 30-year journey. From its humble beginnings in a small office in Bangkok in 1993 to becoming a well-respected and well-known entity in all aspects of logistics, the company has steered through the ever-evolving industry with a steadfast commitment to excellence. FLS Group proudly promotes the brand promise of “We keep the world moving” as a mission to provide tailor-made, first class solutions to even the most remote places on our planet.
Martin Haeberli, Founder and Chairman of FLS Group, said: “When I first established FLS as a project forwarder back in 1993, the biggest challenge we faced was the obvious lack of a track record. Although personally I already had 20 years of project forwarding know-how under my belt it took what seemed to be an eternity to build up trust with clients, agents, and suppliers.
Despite a lot of heartbreak and failures we slowly established ourselves as a serious contender by sheer determination and a “never give up” attitude. After struggling for years, we finally got our much-needed breakthrough in 1998 and we never looked back. What followed was an amazing journey with continuous yearly growth in cargo volume, revenue, and profits. The workload became so big that eventually, in 2007 I hired Torbjörn Larisch, first as my right-hand man and later as my partner and future CEO. It was the best decision I ever made.”
Torbjörn Larisch, CEO of FLS Group, said: “When Martin asked me to join FLS I immediately said “yes”. His enthusiasm, his management style and his “hands-on” approach fascinated me greatly and I very quickly realized the opportunity to join this small, dynamic, and very successful company was a once in a lifetime chance. Due to rapidly changing market conditions, I knew that we needed to expand and diversify in order to stay competitive. Therefore, we eventually developed traditional freight forwarding, warehousing, and trading divisions besides our project forwarding and we continue to open new offices and explore new markets around the world. I am very grateful for the amazing FLS team that supports me around the clock which in fact is indeed the backbone of our success. Looking ahead, we remain committed to our core values: we are dedicated to solving any logistics challenge, and we are excited to expand our business further. The sky is the limit.”
In anticipation of its 30th anniversary and in the spirit of helping those in need, FLS Group bolsters its commitment to support communities in Thailand through its non-profit initiative Diamond Elephant Foundation. Established six years ago by Martin and Torbjörn, the Foundation continues to tirelessly raise funds for underprivileged children. A major commitment was made to the Wat Thung Hiang Children Shelter in Chon Buri province, Thailand to provide a better home away from home for up to 300 underprivileged children. Remarkably, every single USD raised is being distributed because the foundations infrastructure and overhead costs are generously covered by FLS Group.
Furthermore, and in line with its dedication to environmental responsibility, FLS Group is also proud to announce an upcoming collaboration with Ecomatcher – a company dedicated to planting trees around the world. This initiative further reflects FLS Group’s commitment to its Corporate Social Responsibility.