The members of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) moved more than 17.5 million pallets in the first nine months of 2016. APN chairman Paul Sanders said this was a 4.5% increase on pallet volumes over the same period in 2015. He said: “The pallet network model responds well to volume fluctuations and service levels remain high across the year.” Sanders added that while there had been growth across all service offerings in the sector, the greatest increase had been […]
Hermes has revealed record results at its UK division, with revenue up 22% in 2011. The parcels company says this reinforces its position as the country’s second-largest home-delivery business. Revenue stood at €303m during 2011, up from €248m in the previous year. Hermes says its UK arm handled more than 140 million parcels during the year, as demand for its home delivery services increased with online retail sales. Carole Woodhead, chief executive at Hermes UK, says: “Our UK business has […]
Jack Richards & Sons has extended and expanded its contract with charcoal firm Big K Products for a further three years. Martin Zuill, transport operations manager at Big K, says: “Jack Richards [has] more than proved its logistics capability. So much so, that we’ve decided to award them with the contract to distribute our pallet network products throughout the UK.” Jack Richards is a member of Palletways. Dominic Purslow, Jack Richards & Son depot principal, adds: “We’re delighted to be […]
New Pall-Ex Group MD Kevin Buchanan has said he wishes to transform the business into the “undisputed market leader” within three years by refocusing its efforts on developing the business in the UK and Europe.