Bosses at a Croydon haulage firm believe a multi-million pound technology investment has turned the company into a leading player in the transport industry.

Wings Transport, based on the Silverwing industrial estate in Imperial Way, unveiled it's new Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) system earlier this month.

The technology offers a proof of location service which pinpoints exactly where customers’ goods have been delivered, as well as recording the time and signature of the recipient.

Wings managing director John Bayliss said: “This major investment is transforming the way we work and we are delighted to be able to announce such positive news when many other businesses are having to cut back.

“Investment like this gives our customers the edge and is great news for the local economy.

“The biggest improvement for our clients has been the increased transparency we can offer them as they are now able to see the progress of their goods whenever they want, without having to pick up the phone.

“Advanced technology like this helps to keep us at the forefront of industry and operate on a level playing field in a competitive market. It has been a brilliant investment.”

Wings Transport is a family-run firm that has been in business for 36 years, and specialises in pallet and small parcel distribution.

Wings Transport is part of distribution network Palletforce, and the investment is a joint venture between the two companies. Michael Conroy, chief executive of Palletforce, said: “When fuel is so expensive it is efficiencies like this that make us and our members stand out from the rest.

“Smart technology like this will support our members so they remain competitive in a challenging market.”