Company Profile

Riva South was established in 1989 by MD Gary Richards.  His mission statement . . .

To be the preferred supplier of logistical solutions to all sectors of industry, maintaining the highest standards of quality, communication and customer service


Since incorporation Riva has continued to grow through total commitment to providing a professional quality service unmatched by our competitors.  This commitment gained us accreditation to ISO9002 in 1996. Since 2000 Riva have been members of the Road Haulage Association and operate under RHA terms & conditions for both carriage and storage.  Copies of these terms & conditions can be found by clicking the links below.

Continued expansion to our premises and service through reinvestment have proven key to ensuring that customer’s precise requirements are maintained to the highest standards. We now offer a full range of logistic services throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.  Our versatile company owned transport fleet consists of light vans upto 44T double deck articulated units.  These are complemented by a large fleet of forklift trucks and specialist loading & unloading equipment to ensure swift and efficient loading and unloading of goods.

Our Premises

Our current premises of 50,000 sq ft of secure indoor storage situated close to the M27 and M3 is constantly monitored by state-of-the-art digital security systems. We have invested heavily in security as we understand it is of paramount importance whilst your goods are in our hands.

Our Team

Our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to providing the highest levels of customer service.  You will find each and every one of them courteous, conscientious and dedicated to your requirements.  We have a high level of staff retention allowing customers continued contact with individual members of our team who fully understand your bespoke requirements.

Environmental Policy

Like all enterprising companies Riva are all too aware that the current environmental and economic climate brings its own challenges. With this in mind Riva joined TPN (The Pallet Network) in 2000 as it saw the business model of a pallet network to be the most efficient way to maximise utilisation of carrying capacity whilst reducing not only carbon emissions but the number of vehicles on the road.  For more information on TPN click the link below. 

In further attempts to reduce our carbon footprint Riva sourced and implemented environmentally friendly materials used in our everyday operations. Shrink wrap that possess the largest amount of recycled plastics whilst still maintaining functionality to name but a few. Through the use of pallets and other wood types for securing goods, Riva have pledged to assist in reducing deforestation by using FSC certified wood, meaning a new tree is planted for each tree cut down, whilst also recycling the use of pallets where possible. On site we ensure that 85% of our waste material is recycled.  These responsibilities enable us to achieve the best working practices in protecting the environment, business development and reinvestment.