UKWA is Britain’s leading trade organisation representing the third party logistics (3PL) sector.

The Association has over 650 member companies operating nearly 10 million square metres of warehousing from around 2,000 depots across the UK.

While UKWA membership is comprised predominantly of third party warehousing and logistics service providers, the Association’s membership is not restricted to companies operating in the third party logistics and warehousing sectors and this means that retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers are free to join UKWA. In addition, UKWA now welcomes members from outside the United Kingdom’s borders into its membership.

UKWA’s aims are succinctly laid out in the Association’s mission statement which reads:

“To protect the interests and represent the views of its member companies at the local, national and international level; to promote best practice in the logistics industry, and to support member companies in the development of their businesses.”

UKWA’s principal objectives are as follows:

– To represent members’ views to government departments and agencies, the European Commission and Parliament and other relevant organisations
– To promote the warehousing and logistics industry
– To protect the interests of the member company through the provision of effective Conditions of Contract
– To raise the standards of the industry through training and best practice