Palletforce celebrates reaching 50 million pallets milestone
Express distribution network Palletforce reached the milestone this week of delivering 50 million pallets of freight since its inception in 2001.
In a statement, the company said the milestone has been made possible by ongoing investment across its network, including its SuperHub, “market-leading” technology and by building a network of the member businesses.
“The continued success of the Palletforce network is due to the expertise and operational acumen of our member businesses and our combined ability to react and innovate,” said Palletforce chief operating officer Mark Tapper. “We have all worked together and collaborated successfully over the years to become the UK’s leading network, delivering a quality service that’s trusted by thousands of SME businesses, the beating heart of the UK economy, as a cost-effective and sustainable solution to connect business and get products to market.
On its first night of operation, at a former aircraft hangar at Fradley Park, Lichfield, on 31 August 2001, Palletforce handled 524 pallets of freight from the initial 36 founding members.
Now part of global logistics and technology provider EV Cargo, the company operates from a state-of-the-art central SuperHub in Burton upon Trent, delivering five million pallets a year.
“We have added six new members already this year and have plans to further strengthen Palletforce’s position as the leading freight distribution network, and that includes our focus on delivering unrivalled service quality, strengthening our membership and leveraging the innovative technological advances of our IT team has been making,” added Mark.
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