Airspeed: 4 decades of freight service

Airspeed is a corporate end-to-end logistics company which just keeps on growing in the past 37 years, and intends to remain as one of the country's leading logistics providers. Founder Rosemarie P. Rafael started with just a small company and a workforce of six people.

According to her, Airspeed did not even have its own cargo weighing scale when they were starting and had to go to an airport to have their clients' parcels weighed in. But from the onset, the company vision was to provide fast and efficient international delivery services.

For Airspeed, deliveries are more than just parcels and packages. They are the backbone of businesses and people's livelihoods. Even in its early years, Airspeed serviced a wide array of clients, including garment exporters catering to some of the biggest international retailers in countries like the United States.

Now, it employs over a thousand workers, owns a fleet of over three hundred vehicles and covers over ninety countries. Its clientele ranged from electronics, food businesses, retail, clothing and garments industries to zoos.

In the domestic scene alone, the biggest challenge of Airspeed was delivering in an archipelago of over seven thousand islands. To hurdle this logistic nightmare, Airspeed made use of various modes of transportation to deliver goods to their destination safely. Its comprehensive logistics system makes use of land, air, and sea transportation to deliver cargo domestically and internationally. It also helped that the company's familiarity with the country’s landscape ensured deliveries can be made in almost every corner of the Philippines. And now that everyone is going for digitalization, logistics providers like Airspeed intend to harness new technologies to optimize their services for the future.

At present, Airspeed is gearing up to incorporate new practices, and technologies into its operations. From just being the logistics partner of the businesses, it extended its service to the public by opening retail hubs across the country. The company is also present on the digital platforms through its gifting service, on-demand delivery service, and even eCommerce Fulfillment that will cater to the clients with customers who are always on the go.

It is likewise expanding its online presence and services as the Philippines aspires to transform itself into one of the main trading hubs of Southeast Asia. Logistics has plenty of room for growth in the Philippines, and Airspeed intends to continue to be at the forefront of the industry.