Kukla expands management team

Beverage logistics specialists Robert Kukla UK have bolstered their management team by appointing the highly experienced Gavin Williams as Deep Sea Manager, from 1st September. The step is part of the company’s expansion plan and to support its growing business and commercial partnerships in the industry.

A highly respected professional team leader, Williams will manage and oversee the daily import and export operations for Kukla UK. He brings expertise acquired over a career in drinks forwarding, having previously worked for specialist freight forwarding companies spanning a twenty-year period. His insight will complement Kukla’s UK top management team and bring additional knowledge and insight gained during his time working in the movement of wines, beers and spirits.

Kukla UK’s Managing Director, Steve Wood, considers this new appointment another important milestone in the company’s evolution: “With customer care, attention and value central to our service offering, Kukla UK welcomes highly respected Gavin Williams as Deep Sea Manager. A former colleague, Gavin, brings a wealth of experience that will complement our ongoing objectives and growth aspirations.”

New Deep Sea Manager at Kukla UK, Gavin Williams, commented: “I am delighted to re-connect with Steve and the guys, and to support the successful and progressive project.”

Kukla UK enhanced its position in the UK beverage logistics industry as a highly competitive business with the other two appointments earlier this year. John Hay was hired as Commercial Manager at the start of January 2022 from his posts as a director at Origin Wines and Hun Wines. His employment was soon followed by the announcement of Steve Wilson as Senior Customs Division Manager, who joined the Customs Division in Folkestone on February 1st. Mr Wilson brought more than 30 years of experience managing the UK Customs system’s challenges, changes and complexities.

Kukla UK is a subsidiary of one of Europe’s leading freight forwarders, Robert Kukla GmbH Internationale Spedition. Kukla UK specialise in beverage logistics with access to key operational partners and carriers in the industry, resulting in a solution-based, flexible, hands-on professional approach. The company offers the complete range of services to the UK drinks industry, from full load freight movements to more highly specialised and complex logistical groupage challenges that are required by their growing number of clients