Palletforce is looking to take advantage of inevitable consolidation in the pallet sector with its new £50m hub, according to chief executive Michael Conroy. The Burton-on-Trent site, which opened on 10 August, has the capacity to handle 30,000 pallets a night, with 450 HGV parking spaces across the 38-acre site. The 620,000ft2 facility, next to its existing 380,000ft2 hub, accounts for most of the £65m parent company EmergeVest has spent on Palletforce since it bought it for £30m in 2015. […]
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