Our History

From £2 to £200M, read our story…

1997

Sea, Air & Land Forwarding, our in-house logistics company, was created in August 1987 by Dr Rami Ranger CBE, FRSA. He started with just £2 capital, a £40 typewriter, and a table that was given by his first customer, a photocopier dealer who had bought himself a new desk. He rented storage space from Abbey Self Storage in Hayes and started trading.

1989

Sea, Air & Land began shipping to markets such as Africa & the Middle East. Dr Ranger believed in providing excellent customer service by going the extra mile. As a result, by 1989 due to the company’s rapid expansion, it had moved its premises to Park Royal which was four times the size.

1991

His Excellency, the ambassador of Kuwait who was being transferred to Zimbabwe, sent a personal letter of thanks to Dr Rami Ranger CBE for Sea, Air & Land’s services in helping move his belongings to his new residence.

1995

Sun Mark, then called ‘Sun Oil’ was created in 1995 to ship cooking oil to Nigeria under the company’s first brand ‘Laser’. Laser has now become an iconic brand specifically across West Africa and for that reason, the packaging has remained the same today.

1999

Sun Oil’s first export contract was opened with Cadbury in 1999. Shortly after, Nestlé came on board which followed by Masterfoods (Mars) & then Unilever and so on. Sun Mark is still well known within the FMCG world for one of its core strengths in confectionary and snacks.

1999

In 1999 Sea, Air & Land won the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement due to Dr Ranger’s vision for growth. A celebration was held in The Rembrandt Hotel in Knightsbridge for the company & special guests where he received a plaque from Her Majesty the Queen’s Special Representative, Field Marshall Sir John Chapple.

1999

Sun Oil began growing its own brand portfolio and two additional brands ‘Pure Heaven’ (for drinks) & ‘Golden Country’ (for grocery products) were born. Both brands can now be found in hundreds of stockists internationally such as Tesco, Park & Pay, Palace, Games, Choppies, Melcom & many more.

2008

Sun Oil changed to ‘Sun Mark’ to represent the wider product range that Sun Mark could offer and moved to its current premises in Greenford, London, with full logistical capabilities. Sun Mark today offers products across a variety of FMCG categories such as Home Care, Pet Care, Personal Care, Household, Food & Drinks.

2009

Sun Mark began expanding the markets which it worked in along with its own branded range & leading brands supplier base. Following in the footsteps of Sea, Air & Land Forwarding, the company won its first Queen’s Award for Export, International Trade in 2009 for record growth.

2014

Sun Mark went on to win a further consecutive four Queen’s Awards for Export, International Trade in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013; a record in British business history. The Prime Minister at the time, The Right Honourable David Cameron MP, presented Sun Mark with its fifth award at its headquarters in Greenford- a proud moment for Sun Mark.

TODAY

Today, Sun Mark is now a proud partner of numerous FMCG multinationals across the globe with presence in 130 countries and offices in London, Dubai, Djibouti & Nigeria. Sun Mark remains committed to its customers and suppliers and looks forward to developing further partnerships for growth & expansion for all.

Sun Mark guarantees trust, excellence & reliability. For world class products along with world class service & a hassle free journey; come to Sun Mark.