BDA air connect

About BDA Logistics Innovation

BDA Logistics Innovation is a time-critical logistics specialist focused on market leading brands in sectors such as agriculture, automotive and medical equipment.

An overview

Founded in 2007, BDA is headquartered in Birmingham, UK, and operates from the heart of mainland Europe into the UK and Ireland every day.

In its early days the company owned just one single aircraft route, but now boasts an impressive multi-aircraft and road network. BDA connects daily from Germany, the Benelux and France using its own freight-only aircraft and daily road line-hauls.

Unencumbered by fixed delivery networks, BDA use their own air and road bridges to create bespoke delivery solutions to help clients reduce costs, save time and reduce their carbon footprint.

Its robust line-haul infrastructure is complemented by a full range of urgent, very early morning, time-critical and day definite delivery solutions; as well as two day and economy services for less urgent stock and replenishment shipments, plus a full range of B2C delivery solutions too. Other services include: late mainland European collections; through the night pre 7am & 8am; early morning pre 9am & 10am next-day and same-day delivery solutions and returns logistics.

The BDA culture

Despite rapid growth over the last decade, the true value of BDA has remained constant; a relentless passion for overcoming supply chain challenges through innovative and individually-designed solutions. BDA’s passionate team remains solely focused on this goal and every client can take benefit from the team’s vast expertise and experience.

The 2019 acquisition marked the perfect coming together of two well-run organisations, operating at exceptional service levels. With a shared focus on an organisations’ culture – and the people that really make a business – both Carousel and BDA believe that the client always comes first and this is an attitude that is only set to continue.

The acquisition

BDA became part of the Carousel group of companies in March 2019. In doing so, BDA was able to offer its clients an extended range of services, all under one roof, while Carousel clients benefited from an enhanced road and line haul network across Europe.

Combining BDA’s robust flight infrastructure together with Carousel’s innovative systems and technology platforms, the acquisition created an unrivalled air and road-connect supply chain offering, while also paving the way for faster growth across Europe.