The members of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) moved more than 17.5 million pallets in the first nine months of 2016. APN chairman Paul Sanders said this was a 4.5% increase on pallet volumes over the same period in 2015. He said: “The pallet network model responds well to volume fluctuations and service levels remain high across the year.” Sanders added that while there had been growth across all service offerings in the sector, the greatest increase had been […]
Palletways has appointed a former TNT UK manager to head up its Oxford operation, as activity at its new Abingdon site gets underway.
Online grocery retailer Ocado has said its second customer fulfilment centre in Dordon, Warwickshire, will commence operations in February next year. Equipment installation at the warehouse is almost complete and testing has been underway since May, the firm confirmed. The project “remains in line with budget”, it said. The retailer, which also announced it had secured an 18-month extension on £100m of loans from its lenders to July 2015, said it had achieved an 11% rise in gross sales year-on-year […]
Jack Richards & Sons has extended and expanded its contract with charcoal firm Big K Products for a further three years. Martin Zuill, transport operations manager at Big K, says: “Jack Richards [has] more than proved its logistics capability. So much so, that we’ve decided to award them with the contract to distribute our pallet network products throughout the UK.” Jack Richards is a member of Palletways. Dominic Purslow, Jack Richards & Son depot principal, adds: “We’re delighted to be […]