FedEx is one of the largest US companies providing postal, courier and other logistics services. It covers 211 countries on all 5 continents, which is possible thanks to the largest aircraft fleet in the world. So, at the disposal of FedEx are over 670 aircraft, while even the largest airlines can boast no more than 200.
The founder of the company and the author of the bold idea of overnight express delivery is the American businessman Fred Smith. In 1973, he officially put his brainchild into operation and, on the very first night, organized the delivery of 186 units of cargo between 25 US cities. Already after 10 years, FedEx's annual income was $1 billion, and in 1985 the company went beyond America.
By the way, FedEx is also known for its special attitude towards its employees. In the 38 years that have passed since the founding of the company, she has had to go through difficult times more than once. However, none of its employees were made redundant. There are corporate legends according to which FedEx employees spent their own paychecks on fuel for planes in order to support their employer during difficult periods.
To date, the name of FedEx is strongly associated with high speed and promptness of delivery among most consumers. Much credit for this belongs to designer Lyndon Leader, who designed the company's logo in such a way that the space between the letters "E" and "X" in its name forms an arrow. It is believed that it affects the subconscious and evokes associations with continuous forward movement.