The continuing rise in internet shopping and an increase in the carriage of hi-tech and high-value goods helped members of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) deliver a strong performance in 2015. The eight members delivered a total of 22.4 million pallets in 2015, up more than 8% on 2014’s volume. Economy pallets, as a category, grew by almost 11% in the year. “Confidence in the services offered by the networks has improved and we are seeing a change in […]
Maidens of Telford has increased its fleet to 65 vehicles after seeing a rise in pallet volumes in 2014.
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 […]
Pall-Ex has signed its fourth European partner and launched its first all-new livery since Hilary Devey founded the pallet network in 1996. The new principal national partner, which can’t be named, will run Pall-Ex France as key-franchisee for the territory. Pall-Ex France will have a central hub in the Orleans region of France, and the new partner plans to be up and running by the final quarter of this year. The deal keeps Pall-Ex on course to realise its plan […]