Industry heavyweight to spearhead new Automotive division

Matthew Weight with 30 years’ experience and a specialist background in automotive logistics has joined Metro as Automotive Director. With responsibility for automotive services, Matthew will establish Metro as the first choice global logistics partner for finished vehicle, automotive components and aftermarket parts.

An ardent and experienced logistician, with a passion for coaching football, Matthew began his career working in fleet management with Vauxhall, before moving into the logistics side of the industry. 

Working with a further three manufacturing marques, Matthew made his move to work with Jaguar Land Rover in 2012, leading the Global Special vehicle distribution and European plant evacuation teams. 

As Automotive Director, Matthew will pull together all automotive experience in Metro, to create a new division that will deliver full spectrum logistics, freight and supply chain solutions for finished vehicles, automotive components and aftermarket parts.

The formation of a new automotive division will integrate existing automotive capability into a distinct entity and will allow the business to refocus on this important vertical, with development of people, processes and systems at its core, together with the engagement of existing and new customers and suppliers.

Grant Liddell, Managing Director, Metro commented: “As our business has evolved, we have developed complex operational and technical supply chain capability that are fully integrated within our business and deliver to customers the culture, service quality and logistical expertise that Metro is renowned for. The renewed focus and expansion of our automotive capabilities is a natural development designed to enhance our automotive proposition to existing and prospective clients in this important market. I am thrilled that Matthew joins us to lead the new division and I look forward to working with him and our clients in this important space.”

Simon George Technical Solutions Director, Metro added: “In recent years our supply chain management solutions, visibility tools and control tower platforms have successfully penetrated a number of key industrial, manufacturing and retail verticals. Matthew has a great reputation in the market and brings a high level of expertise across the automotive sector and we’re very excited to see what technical innovations will follow with Matthew at the helm.”

Matthew Weight, Automotive Director, “Having been a customer of Metro and my previous auto-events experience means that I ‘get’ the unique logistics challenge that goes with each activity, and the need to be agile and deliver on time, in full every time.”

“Designing the right logistics and technology solution for each individual challenge is critical, because ‘one-size’ rarely fits all in the world of Auto logistics and knowing and understanding the customer perspective means that solutions always have the customer in mind at all points.”

Metro has specialised in the automotive and construction vehicle sectors for over four decades. Working with the leading brands, OEM’s and suppliers our specialist teams coordinate the end to end movement of vehicles and machinery, optimising complex inbound and outbound supply chain operations, on all modes of transport.

We maintain long-standing partnerships and volume agreements with the leading vehicle RoRo carriers and container shipping lines, which means we can offer the widest choice of services, routes and solutions.

Please contact Matthew Weight, our new Automotive Director, to discuss any aspect of the market or learn how we could transform your global supply chain.