Our dedicated team provides key logistics services for the marine sport, leisure and events community based on our first-hand understanding of customer requirements and a focus on providing a high level of service, optimum efficiency and value for money.
“When we first met GAC and decided to start a business together, it was with a simple premise: we wanted to be the ‘disruptor’ and challenge the status quo. We had noticed a ‘take it or leave it’ attitude from some in the freight forwarding sector; the shipping small print had clients over a barrel and they were charged the earth. Pindar has always focused on how best to serve the customer (with awards to show for it), so that approach seemed alien and self-defeating to us. We saw a solid business opportunity in setting ourselves apart from the competition by joining forces with the GAC Group, which shares those same values.
“We had experienced the excellent GAC service first-hand when we shipped our two Volvo 60s from the UK to Bahrain in 2009 and we seized the opportunity to work with them to offer a bespoke service tailored to the sport of sailing. We set up our head office in the UK in 2011, and have drawn on the experience and scope of the GAC network to develop a business that understands the importance of a competitive mind-set, benefits from a truly international outlook and, most importantly, is service-focused and understands the needs of both the customer and the market.”
Andrew Pindar OBE DL – Founding Partner
2021 – A Decade of Service
Today, we assist customers from all walks of the marine sport, leisure and events community. We are proud to be the official logistics provider for World Sailing, managing shipping requirements for Member National Authorities to multiple locations in their bid to support their teams to Olympic podium positions. We have been the official provider for the ground-breaking stadium racing platform, the Extreme Sailing Series, and have extended this provision to the foiling version, the GC32 Racing Tour. In 2017 our hard work was rewarded when we were the first company ever to be named the official logistics provider for the Volvo Ocean Race for a second time; and we shall again provide our services to the next edition of The Ocean Race.
Headquartered in the UK sailing hub of Southampton, GAC Pindar is a brand of GAC Services (UK) Ltd. It is part of the GAC Group, which was established in 1956, and now employs over 9,000 people in more than 300 offices worldwide.
We aim to make the logistics experience happy, easy, streamlined and cost effective. Give us a call or drop us a line today and find out more about the GAC Pindar way.