Palletways Group has been bought by South-African group Imperial Holdings in a transaction worth £163m. The pallet network’s previous owner, Phoenix Equity Partners, purchased the company in 2004 when it backed CEO James Wilson’s takeover. At this point Palletways was 10 years old as a business with a definite UK focus. Since then, the network has transformed itself into a pan-European network operating in more than 20 countries through a mix of directly owned hubs and line-haul agreements with domestic hauliers. […]
Six months after leaving Fortec to join Palletways, Newark-based International Logistics Centre said it is reaping the benefits of Palletways’ IT system, which it claimed had cut administration hours at the haulage and freight forwarding business.
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