We recently spoke with Augustin Paul, our newest member in Australia, about the company and their membership in Conqueror
The brand, Lynair, has been around since 1988 and Lynair International (SA) Pty was established in South Australia by the main Shareholders, Augustin Paul and Cameron Galloway in 2002.
Q. How did you get into the freight forwarding?
A. I have been in this industry since 1983 and, prior to Lynair, worked for Global Airfreight/Singapore, Fritz Companies/UPS SCS Adelaide. My business partner, Cameron, has been in the industry since 1989 and has worked for TNT Australia, LEP International, Fritz Companies/UPS SCS Adelaide.
Q. Does Lynair specialise in any particular service?
A. In addition to international freight forwarding, we offer complete warehouse management services which includes 3PL, kitting services for intra-state and interstate distribution. Our 3500m2 warehouse facility is a multi-client purpose design and we can accommodate in access of 2000 pallets. Lynair has invested in a sophisticated WMS ERP that offers paperless and customized automation warehouse processes catered to our clients’ needs.
Q. What would be your most memorable shipment?
A. We have had quite a few memorable shipments and project cargo such as transporting a Solar Car, moving a satellite office to Male but probably the most memorable was moving an 80 ton airfreight shipment of Skin Care products to Beijing, which was successfully moved despite the challenge of an extremely short time frame.
Q. What makes Lynair different to other freight forwarders in Adelaide?
A. We believe in establishing good client relationships through confidence and trust in Lynair and offering a level of value added services that not many freight forwarders in Adelaide are set up to do. It is these strengths and many more, which make our team unique in the Adelaide market thus helping to grow our client base.
Q. You have been in the network for 6 months now, what drew you to Conqueror and how is your company benefitting from the membership?
A. Although we can represent wider Australian cities, we are however based in Adelaide and therefore we see it fit for Lynair to represent a network such as CQR that concentrates on locality and well-resourced memberships. Although, as a new member, we have not seen many correspondences from members yet, we have however established contact with members in locations that are of interest to us and have found most to be competitive in pricing and offer prompt responses.
Q. Both yourself and Sales Director Cameron Galloway are attending this year’s CQR annual meeting, what are you hoping to get out of the meeting?
A. We hope to meet as many members as possible at the meeting in order to expand and utilise services of other members in key areas we would like to focus on. Likewise, we hope to fly the Lynair flag for the rest of the network members who are keen in establishing a healthy reciprocal business and sales development.
Lynair is a perfect example of the companies we want in Conqueror, a company which understands the need for high-quality, locally based partners.
Lynair has its own corporate video and we invite members to check it out here.