United Pallet Network (UPN) is to move to a new home next year as it makes provision for continuing growth. The pallet network is to relocate to a new facility on Fradley Distribution Park, where its current central hub is. A new long-term lease commences from January 2020 and UPN will be spending more than £2m on the facility, which is approximately 250,000sq ft in size. UPN’s current hub has a capacity of 8,500 pallets a night, something that it […]
Pall-Ex’s ambitious European expansion plan remains on track, despite the economic volatility gripping the Continent, deputy MD Cris Stephenson has said. Pall-Ex has set itself the target of having a 15 country-strong network of European franchisees by 2015. Stephenson confirmed its European expansion was “on track, and unchanged”. He said pallet networks’ inherent efficiencies and co-operative approach meant that, despite Europe’s troubles, they “play into that quite usefully. In times of economic trouble they are [often] a better option.” Pall-Ex […]
A prime mover in the development of vehicle load security rules has praised pallet networks and their members for their response to the issue.
Palletways member Rase Distribution has introduced a 750kg weight limit on tail-lift deliveries to domestic addresses after a risk assessment by owners HW Coates concluded that the network’s 1-tonne limit was putting the firm’s drivers at risk.