John McKail, Managing Director of Bullet Express - Bullet Express

Pall-Ex member Bullet Express has become a shareholder member in the Fortec Distribution Network.

The move is part of a growth strategy which has also seen the Glasgow-based haulier open a new storage facility to boost overall capacity by 25% with the ability to handle a total of 26,000 pallets.

Fortec said this week that 70% of Fortec members have taken uo the offer to become shareholders, which it launched after being acquired by Pall-Ex in August last year.

Bullet Express, which is also a Pall-Ex shareholder member, said the move strengthens its position in the palletised freight distribution sector in Scotland.

John McKail (pictured), MD at Bullet Express, said: “The last year has been about solidifying our position and setting our sights on growing the business, with significant investment being made to ensure that happens in the months and years to come.

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“Joining Fortec as shareholder members means we now have an increased service offering for our customers, providing added value and increasing our competitive advantage.

“As a shareholder member, we are committed to helping the network succeed and we have a real belief that Fortec will continue to go from strength to strength as more quality members take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.”

Barry Byers, MD for UK Business Units at Pall-Ex Group, said he was excited to see Bullet Express joining the Fortec network.

“Bullet Express consistently deliver high service performance and their arrival to Fortec adds to the quality of members we have within the network.

“Fortec has always been a close-knit network with a strong team ethic and the shareholder membership opportunities are just another element which strengthens the network further.

“We are really proud to have Bullet Express join Fortec and we are excited to see our network grow with the quality of great members like Bullet Express.”