When we were established in 2003, we had a vision of a new business model for the transport sector during the 21st century. Using the resources of regional network Partner Hauliers with local expertise we created highly efficient national managed transport services with flexibility and sustainability with reduced complexity and costs. It was a revolutionary idea that at the time went completely against the accepted way of working.
Jigsaw quickly became the UK market leader in large-scale managed transport solutions and continue to deliver significant year-on-year growth.
From the start we offered a totally new concept in the transport and logistics sector; building a national network based on the capabilities, knowledge and expertise of our regional Partner Hauliers combined with competitive and innovative transport solutions that provide best-in-class service levels across the industry. Our Partner Hauliers have been carefully selected to ensure they have commonality in a number of areas. An important aspect of this is the family values they bring to running their businesses. This places customer service at the top of all priorities.
This network currently comprises 12 regional Partner Hauliers with a total of 42 depots nationwide operating over 3800 units and 5750 trailers. Our operational model ensures complete flexibility and scalability to fulfil large scale distribution requirements.
A brief history of our award winning business
Brand new Central Operations Centre opens in Bardon, Leicestershire
Passes £20m turnover
New partners join network: S&R Smith & Son Transport; Sparks Transport; Bartrums Transport
Andy Humpherson appointed Managing Director
CM Downton takes 100% ownership. 2009 - 2013 saw targeted and sustainable growth of 75% through organic growth and new business awards
Increase in Haulier Partners
Pollock; Elddis; Currie European; Longs of Leeds; CM Downton; Bartrums; Sparks Transport; S&R Smith & Son
New Premises and Software
Due to expansion Jigsaw moves to new premises in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire and integrates a new generation IT platform.
EmergeVest acquired the entire shareholding from the Downton family.
The Downton family continue to serve in their respective roles as senior management of the company.