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Airspeed: From Humble Beginnings to Thriving Success

June 10, 2024

In 1985, a woman-led company was established on the Philippine corporate logistics scene, setting the stage for industry transformation. Airspeed started as a modest venture with only six committed individuals, led by now Chairperson Rosemarie Rafael. Today, it is one of the most trusted logistics providers, with a workforce numbering in the thousands. This remarkable evolution signifies growth and mirrors a steadfast dedication to upholding company values, sustainability, and innovation.

The birth of excellence
Airspeed’s success was fuelled by a vision to deliver logistics solutions tailored to the client’s requirements. With a team of six pioneers, the company started on a mission to provide dependable, efficient, and customer-centric services. From the start, Airspeed has prioritized quality, honesty, and professionalism, which remain fundamental to its operations.

Substantial growth from a handful of employees to a vast workforce reflects strategic development and an unwavering pursuit of excellence. Airspeed’s leadership recognized that its employees were its most valuable assets early on. By cultivating a culture of ongoing enhancement and innovation, Airspeed has successfully attracted and retained top talents in the industry. Several of its employees have devoted more than three decades to the company, serving as mentors and guides for their peers. These long-serving employees have witnessed the company’s growth and evolution first-hand and have played a crucial role in shaping its culture and values. Their dedication and expertise have been invaluable to the company in a constantly changing industry.


Annual Tree Planting activities are led by Airspeed HR to encourage employees to make it happen for nature.

Embracing sustainability
Airspeed has integrated sustainability into its core operations in an era where sustainable practice awareness is crucial. The company has introduced eco-friendly practices throughout its logistics chain, from optimizing route planning and minimizing carbon footprints to investing in green technologies and energy-efficient warehouses.

Airspeed’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond business operations. It recognizes the importance of environmental sustainability and is committed to positively impacting the community. Through various community initiatives, it actively supports local environmental conservation projects and advocates for sustainable practices among stakeholders.

Airspeed actively leads in tree-planting initiatives and coastal clean-up drives to protect our coastlines from pollution. By partnering with local organizations and communities, they carry out clean-up campaigns to remove plastic waste, marine debris, and other pollutants from the water.


Airspeed Sportsfest: Making it happen for a sound mind and sound body.

Human Resource Excellence
Airspeed values the importance of supporting and empowering its workforce. The company’s human resources programs are created to encourage continuous learning and innovation among its employees.

Airspeed’s HR learning and development programs include regular core and soft skills workshops, leadership trainings, and professional development. These initiatives enable employees to improve their skills, gain valuable insights, and grow personally and professionally.

Making it happen for employees’ health and well-being through various employee engagement programs.

The company prioritizes diversity, inclusion, and a cheerful employee work environment. Airspeed also places importance on work-life balance and employee well-being. The company recognizes that employees’ personal lives are linked to their professional success. Therefore, it offers employee assistance programs and flexible work arrangements to facilitate work-life integration. Airspeed provides various programs to support career advancement for its employees, including opportunities to take on new responsibilities and leadership roles and explore different career paths within the company. The company also offers mentorship programs, leadership training, and coaching to support employees’ professional growth.

In addition, Airspeed offers 20% tuition assistance for family members enrolled with an affiliate university and provides scholarship programs for deserving family members of its employees. To further support its employees’ welfare, Airspeed organizes various activities for family members, including free movie screenings to allow employees and their families to bond outside work. Creating a solid support system for employees and their families is integral to the company’s commitment to employee well-being.

Airspeed embraces contemporary challenges and prospects while upholding its founding principles. From a small team of pioneers to a thriving community of innovators, Airspeed exemplifies strong values, sustainability, and human resource excellence. Airspeed acknowledges how its employees have shaped its success. Airspeed’s focus on employee development will remain critical to its continued success as it grows and evolves.


Airspeed is a corporate logistics company focused on Freight Forwarding Solutions, Customs Releasing, Customized Logistics, Warehousing and
Distribution. With its growing network, Airspeed aims to make it happen to all its stakeholders, as it has for over 38 years. Founded in 1985 as an international air freight forwarder, Airspeed is now one of the country’s most trusted and fastest-growing logistics brands serving the B2B and B2C markets.

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