Our company values:
Our purpose is intentionally simple: HELPING PEOPLE SUCCEED.
Our business plans and aspirations are a road map, and these values are our compass. They are the basis for how decisions are made and contributions are measured.
- A passion for solving problems
- Respect for the mission of our customers
- A drive to achieve a result that all can be proud of
- Flexibility in a world of change
Founded by Richard Devers and Don Gore in 1988, Bestway International, Inc., was initially a small group of dedicated logistics professionals, committed to applying their industry knowledge to cultivate strong, global relationships and help their clients succeed. The strategy from the first day was to create expert supply chain solutions by combining great local customer service with access to major global forwarding networks and resources. The company did so in partnership with MSAS Cargo International which became Exel Global Logistics from 1988 until 2005, when Exel was acquired by DHL Global Forwarding. In 2005, Bestway partnered with family-owned Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, improving the global network to nearly 500 offices in 167 countries.
Using only word-of-mouth recommendations supported by their customer service and experience, Bestway’s reputation has become synonymous with helping their customers succeed. In 2009, Jay Devers joined the firm allowing Richard more time to pursue his many outside interests. Jay joined a leadership team with continued growth and expansion on its roadmap. Now, Bestway International retains a unique problem-solving approach to provide comprehensive guidance to its clients. As impossible as it was in 1988 to predict the enormous consolidation of forwarders and the advances in technology that lay ahead in the global logistics arena, Mr. Devers and Mr. Gore clearly saw the opportunity. Their charter was to pair highly skilled and highly accountable local service with the economies and reach of a major global network and that vision is still very much the heart of the Bestway strategy today.
Because Bestway is Midwest owned, staffed and managed, we are vested in your success and protected from the consolidation and disarray in the logistics industry. Our location in the heartland of America gives our customers access to the largest rail hub in the United States without sacrificing convenient electronic access to all US ports via remote filing. We understand the industry that supports our local companies and work to be an expert at the logistics solutions that are unique to our neighbors. We combine friendly, local care and attention with global logistics network expertise and awareness.