Leading logistics companies by revenue in the United Kingdom 2019

Royal Mail PLC is the United Kingdom's market leader in industrial transportation based on revenues. In its 2019 fiscal year, it generated 10.58 billion British pounds, which was far more than its nearest competitor - aviation service company Signature Aviation PLC.
Established in 1516, Royal Mail PLC operated as a public postal service provider for most of its history, before the government sold majority shares following the Postal Services Act 2011.

Market cap of UK logistics firms

In terms of market capitalization, Signature Aviation PLC edged ahead of the Royal Mail. As of 2019, the London based company had a market value of 3.22 billion British pounds. Signature Aviation is the global market leader in aviation support and aftermarket services and operates largely in North America. By comparison, the Royal Mail had a market cap of 1.98 billion British pounds.

Largest logistic firms worldwide

Air freight carriers tend to be the largest logistics companies. Germany’s Deutsche Post is the leading courier company in the world, having generated 72.6 billion U.S. dollars in sales in 2018. It was closely followed by U.S. based United Parcel Service (UPS). The Royal Mail was not included in the top ten.

Revenue of leading industrial transportation companies headquartered in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019 (in million GBP)*

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Release date

November 2019


United Kingdom

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Supplementary notes

Figures extracted on November 25, 2019. Release date set as access date. No other date given. Foreign companies whose majority institutional shareholders are based in the UK were excluded from this list (i.e. Globaltrans Investment PLC, Ocean Wilsons Holdings Ltd).

* Figures were rounded.

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