“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. Speaking exclusively to MT, Conroy said that growth in palletised freight through the pallet network sector had slowed over the past few years, from a high of 15% in 2014 to 7% in 2017. While many transport businesses would be grateful for 7% annual growth, Conroy insisted that […]
Pall-Ex has signed its fourth European partner and launched its first all-new livery since Hilary Devey founded the pallet network in 1996. The new principal national partner, which can’t be named, will run Pall-Ex France as key-franchisee for the territory. Pall-Ex France will have a central hub in the Orleans region of France, and the new partner plans to be up and running by the final quarter of this year. The deal keeps Pall-Ex on course to realise its plan […]
Regional hauliers will not survive in the long term if their only income is from pallet network membership, according to Simon Nelson, MD of Nelson Distribution.
Pall-Ex Polska is set to launch in Poland in May 2013, the pallet network has revealed. KMC-Services has become the network’s latest network partner as part of its ambitious European expansion plans. Pall-Ex is aiming to have a 15-strong European network in place by 2015, and Polska will be the company’s fifth European partner. It comes after Pall-Ex Romania went live in December last year. Katarzyna Chabinka, chief executive of Pall-Ex Polska, says: “In Romania, we have already seen how […]