Fortec is to open a new hub in Warrington, expanding its capabilities in the north of England. The new hub will be used initially by 15 Fortec members based in the north and Ireland, who will move 10% of the network’s volume at the outset with a view to expanding this figure in time. As well as giving Fortec’s members and customers a more efficient service, the opening of the new hub will boost the network’s environmental credentials. Drivers will […]
Glasgow-based Bullet Express has bought a new 30,000 sq ft storage facility in the city for a “seven figure” sum to meet surging demand.
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 […]
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 […]