Since July last year, the UK pallet networks have been facing the prospect of a new network entering the market. Principle Pallets is the brainchild of former Fortec directors Neil Hodgson and Marcus Fischer but Fortec network director Dave Spong and general manager operations Chris Dennigan (pictured above) tell MT that they haven’t heard much about the new venture. “Our members are telling us they have heard absolutely nothing from Principle,” says Dennigan. “They are on at least six months […]
The Fortec Pallet Distribution Network has appointed a new commercial manager as it continues to identify and pursue new opportunities for corporate business development.
Fortec has launched a corporate division as it looks to expand its reach with larger, national customers and attract more “blue-chip” clients to the network. The Daventry-based pallet network says the new division was necessary as national and international accounts often require too much funding upfront for individual network members to be able to take on. Neil Hodgson, Fortec MD, says: “This type of business is beyond [most members’] reach in terms of financial risk and scale. However, through bringing […]
Former TNT Express chairman and chief executive Marie-Christine Lombard has taken up the position of chief executive of Geodis. Having left the parcel firm last month, Lombard will take up the position vacated by former chief executive Jean-Louis Demeulenaere. She will oversee the firm’s transport and logistics division, Geodis Calberson. Jean-Louis Demeulenaere is leaving Geodis to “pursue new projects”, according to a company statement issued yesterday. The appointment comes as of a governance shake-up by the board of directors, which […]