Palletways member H&M Distribution has purchased Warrington-based Orion Express Services for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition of Orion Express comes 15 months after H&M Distribution acquired general haulier Hunt Brothers’ transport division in November 2016. H&M Distribution, which has depots in Warrington, St Neots, Gloucester and Birmingham, said the purchase of fellow Palletways member Orion Express Services, is expected to boost pallet movements at the firm’s north west depot by 12%. H&M Distribution added that it has “significantly” increased its […]
Palletways Platinum Club member Reason Transport has opened a new 20,000ft² warehouse at an old RAF base.
Pallet network sector “needs structural change” to move to the next level, says Palletforce’s Conroy
“Structural change” is required in the UK pallet network sector if it is to mature and continue to provide benefits to both customers and members, Palletforce chief executive Michael Conroy has warned.
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.