Zeus, the sustainable freight management solution provider, has seen a 100% year-on-year revenue growth since 2020, totaling £20m in just three years. The start-up was founded by university friends Jai Kanwar and Clemente Theotokis in 2018 with the vision to create a universal standard in sustainable freight. Zeus currently serves over 60 major enterprise customers in 13 countries across Europe, transporting around 300,000 tonnes of cargo annually, worth approximately £800m. Clients include AB InBev, P&G, Whirlpool, Decathlon, and Kraft-Heinz, amongst others.
Jai Kanwar, Founder and CEO, notes the increasing demand for sustainable freight options since Zeus’s launch in 2020. The company aims to reduce its clients’ greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80% by implementing innovative interventions such as HVO-fuelled trucks, intermodal, and optimised lane-matching solutions to reduce empty miles. The start-up’s success has led to its expansion into Europe, enabling it to increase its haulier base by 33% and revenue per load by 400%.
Zeus appointed Dr Christopher de Saxe, formerly Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight at the University of Cambridge, as Head of Sustainability to support its mission to improve sustainability in the freight transport industry. Dr de Saxe comments that regulatory pressures are driving companies to adopt high-impact, technology-ready solutions to decarbonise logistics. Zeus offers a unique single-point-of-access sustainable freight solution, utilizing biofuels, intermodal, EVs, and lane-matching, and provides emissions reporting capability to track decarbonisation progress. Its digital-first approach is streamlined and scalable, and Zeus has already saved leading FMCG companies over 80% in emissions.
Zeus is a pioneer in sustainable freight management solutions, and its success highlights the increasing demand for such solutions in the industry.