David Crampton, the Managing Director of Vantage has looked back over the years after since being asked, how did it all start?

In 1982 David commenced his long standing career path in International Freight Forwarding as shipping clerk for Vantage Customs. 8 years on and after developing Vantage Custom’s Forwarding arm, David moved on to work within multinational companies and gain further experience and expertise. This included some of the industry “heavies” and including the likes of Swiss, German and Swedish global forwarders.

Over the course of the next 9 years, David established lifelong partnerships worldwide and further developed his skills in expanding overseas networks, consolidation services out of the UK and the rest of Europe and strengthened his ability and scope to handle heavy lift projects door to door. He furthered his learning by then completing a diploma in management and completed other various industry related courses. The opportunity was then taken to travel to Vietnam and develop strong trade relationships between Vietnam and Australia.

It was at this point, in the year of 1999 the decision to fire up Vantage Freight Services was made. In the ensuing year of 2002 Vantage Logistics
was founded by Phillip Diep, Harry Phan, Florence Lam and David Crampton. This lead to a partnership that has lasted 14 years and is going from strength to strength with 7 offices in Vietnam and 100 staff. Vantage Logistics Corporation has celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2012!

The partners philosophy from the very beginning and remains today is that Friends first, Business partners second.