Derbyshire’s Bow Distribution has moved from UK Pallets to the United Pallet Network (UPN), ending an eight-year relationship with its former network.

Bow made the switch last month and is covering the same DE postcode for UPN. It has been replaced at UK Pallets by Allegro Transport.

Andy Bowd, chairman at Bow Distribution, says: "With UPN we now have access to micro and quarter pallets and can therefore offer our customers a greater range of product."

Bowd adds that UPN’s online tracking and POD technology was another draw.The company, which has 75,000sq ft of warehousing, has also added three new vehicles to its predominantly 12-strong Daf fleet.

Bowd says turnover increased 26% last year to £2.2m and the company, which employs 32, has remained profitable throughout the economic slump.

UPN recently recruited former UK Pallets members Richard Read Transport to cover Gloucester and Hereford and D&P Haulage to additionally take on Hull.