Julian Maturi, the MD of Palletways when it was sold to its current owner James Wilson in 2004, has returned to the business as an executive director. Ex-Wincanton man Maturi led a management buyout of Palletways backed by 3i in 2002. He then sold the business to Wilson and Phoenix Equity Partners, marking the start of the network’s rapid European expansion. Although Maturi had remained in touch with Palletways, his return on a part-time basis represents a significant scaling up […]
After two tough days of judging some superb entries, the shortlist for the 2015 Motor Transport Awards has been announced. DPD once again leads the pack, being shortlisted for four awards, while Cemex is up for two. The pallet networks are well represented, with Pall-Ex shortlisted in four categories, and Palletline, Palletways (UK) and Pallet-Track making one appearance each. The Apprenticeship category sees manufacturers, dealers and operators go head to head, with Cartwright, Cemex UK, Nagel Langdons, Norbert Dentressangle and […]
The inquest into the death of HGV driver Petru Pop, began this week at Buckinghamshire’s coroner’s court.
A range of support measures introduced by Palletforce in order to protect members and maintain volumes during the Covid-19 pandemic has helped the network achieve “record” demand.