Pall-Ex is well placed to deal with any short-term consequences from Brexit but believes any reduction in the availability of EU labour could hurt the UK’s transport industry. Speaking to MT, MD Kevin Buchanan said that while there remained great uncertainty around Brexit, Pall-Ex Group itself was no longer solely reliant on UK/EU trade. Pall-Ex has partner networks in Portugal and Spain (as Pall-Ex Iberia), Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Benelux region and France, with Poland set to go live later […]
Kevin Nightingale has become regional director for the central division at United Pallet Network (UPN), completing a senior restructure at the pallet network.
Pall-Ex is targeting Slovakia and the Czech Republic as its next European network, having also recently begun searching for a franchise partner in Bulgaria.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking at ways to reduce maximum pallet weights to 750kg in order to cut the risk of injuries to drivers making tail lift deliveries.