The logistics industry has performed an essential and tireless role in keeping Philippine society alive and moving during the pandemic. One of the industry’s key players which took a massive role in serving the nation by improving and expanding its processes, facilities, and roster of services is Airspeed.

Now regarded as one of the largest and most trusted logistics service providers in the nation, Airspeed hurdled all challenges of COVID-19 and was able to acquire and open new establishments in Bacolod, Negros Occidental and Cubao, Quezon City. In addition, Airspeed has set up three new e-fulfillment warehouses- one in Carmona, Cavite, and two in Paranaque, which are capable of handling cross-docking and fulfill the requirements of businesses that sell products online in their back-end operations.

Airspeed has also stepped up their specialized services: Speedgifts, an online gifting platform offered for global Filipinos who want to send gifts to their loved ones anywhere in the Philippines; UnboxMe, a cross-border delivery platform that allows customers to seamlessly shop on U.S. websites and get these goods delivered to their Philippine addresses; and Pinaspeed, an online pick-up and delivery service whichmakes sending gifts easier and hassle-free. Then there’s Speedfood and Speedgrocer, an online delivery service platform which help merchants reach a bigger market and provide the dedicated demand needs of their consumers.

Airspeed Founder, Chairman and President, Rosemarie Rafael says innovation has been one of the key factors in their continued growth: “We listen to our customers and we innovate based on what’s required. We will continue to enhance the platforms that we started during the pandemic. We are building our E-fulfillment centers across the nation and increasing our coverage. Airspeed also has a dedicated team to help MSMEs across the nation, one community at a time”.

Ms. Rafael in turn, has made sure that in working to achieve its mission, the Airspeed team upholds the values of loyalty, respect, integrity, balance, honor, excellence and stewardship; values that she herself believes in. The embodiment of Airspeed, Ms. Rafael has received several awards from different prestigious organizations in recognition of her work:  APEC Top Best Awards 2021 for Best in Business Sustainability in Tackling the Pandemic; ASEAN Business Awards 2021 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year; Asia Leaders Awards 2021 Woman of Substance, and ASIA CEO Awards Circle of Excellence for Global Filipino Executive of the Year.

Airspeed has indeed achieved a lot in 2021, but Ms. Rafael says the company will continue to go full throttle in 2022 — serving the needs of stakeholders the best possible way. Ms. Rafael adds: “While the demand for the logistics industry is growing and there is also increased competition, we believe that we have earned the trust of our customers and we do not only handle the freight requirements but we give them peace of mind. As long as our vision and direction are clear to each and every Airspeed employee, we will be able to achieve our goals”.

Many people have said that a company is only as good as the person who leads it. And with the undeniable and staunch accomplishments and dedication of Ms. Rafael at the helm, Airspeed should continue to thrive in 2022 where excellence, innovation, and ultimate customer satisfaction will always be part of their expected norm.


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