Palletways has launched a £200,000 hub in Bristol as part of its strategy to drive growth through regional expansion. Dubbed the South West Hub, this is the network’s fifth regional site in the UK. Located just off the M5 in Avonmouth, the hub will process around 500 pallets a day, adding to the 40,000 pallets Palletways shifts every 24 hours. Dave Walmsley, Palletways UK MD (pictured below) said: “Palletways firmly believes that the regional hub model for palletised freight represents […]
Palletways has taken 67 new Mercedes-Benz trucks in a range of sizes to be distributed among its UK depots.
The chief executive of Wincanton does not expect a wave of consolidation in the UK road transport sector, arguing that recent high-profile acquisitions have been standalone deals rather than part of a trend.
The issue of significant downward rate-pressure remains the elephant in the room despite continued volume growth in the pallet sector, according to network heads. Speaking after the Association of Pallet Networks revealed its members had experienced volume growth of more than 4% in the first half of the year (compared to 7.9% in 2011), Adam Leonard, MD of The Pallet Network , said the sector was at risk of repeating the mistakes previously made in the independent parcels sector. “There’s […]