Colin van Roon established the company in 1988 as a small family-run freight forwarder specializing in importing abaca fiber by ocean freight from the Philippines, which is used in the production of teabags and coffee filter papers.
The company has been able to handle abaca from all Philippine and Ecuadorian abaca fiber and pulp producers on behalf of all abaca-based specialty paper mills in the U.K., Europe, and the USA. While handling the initial import business, the recent expansion includes ocean exporting and importing and exporting air freight, principally for U.K. specialist paper mills. This involvement in specialist paper materials has enabled the company to handle X-Trades ocean shipping for most of our paper-based clients.
Additionally, the company undertakes supply chain management on behalf of U.K. trading companies, from placing their purchase orders to delivering to their end customers in the U.K. Most supply countries are based in Southeast Asia and China.
In early 2008, Mr. van Roon sold a controlling interest to Mr. Michael Raeuber and his family, who represented the Royal Cargo Group. The company is now called R C Logistics (U.K.) Limited.