When news broke in June that Pall-Ex was about to take over the Fortec Distribution Network, many saw the move as a major consolidation of the pallet sector. But as the dust settles on the deal, which comes only nine months after the management buyout which saw Pall-Ex founder Hilary Devey step down from the day-to-day running of the business, group chief executive Kevin Buchanan takes a different view: “We regard it as a major partnership rather than a consolidation,” […]
As the economy struggles, UK pallet networks continue to record year-on-year growth. The UK’s pallet networks shifted more than 15.3 million pallets last year, a 7.3% rise on the number moved in 2010. Data from the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) shows that while the UK, and beyond, has endured recession, the networks have continued to outperform the economy. Eight of the nine UK networks are APN members, representing more than 650 hauliers, almost 30,000 vehicles and 13 million ft2 […]
Nightline is to restructure in a move that will see the creation of three different divisions at the firm, which has sites in Dublin, Belfast and Chorley, Lancashire.
THe DVSA has announced that officers performing roadside checks and site visits are to wear body-worn cameras.