Palletways member H&M Distribution has purchased Warrington-based Orion Express Services for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition of Orion Express comes 15 months after H&M Distribution acquired general haulier Hunt Brothers’ transport division in November 2016. H&M Distribution, which has depots in Warrington, St Neots, Gloucester and Birmingham, said the purchase of fellow Palletways member Orion Express Services, is expected to boost pallet movements at the firm’s north west depot by 12%. H&M Distribution added that it has “significantly” increased its […]
The UK’s continuing economic malaise is creating new business opportunities for pallet networks as own-account operators look to slim down their vehicle fleets, according to the boss of Pall-Ex.
S&S Distribution, the Kent-based haulier snapped up by Palletline last year, recorded a pre-tax loss shortly after its purchase, newly published accounts show.
Palletways has launched a £200,000 hub in Bristol as part of its strategy to drive growth through regional expansion.