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Clive Cowern Transport has switched from Pall-Ex to Pallet-Track to help expand its service and customer offering.

The Bridgnorth-based firm, which operates more than 40 vehicles, will boost Pallet-Track’s West Midland’s portfolio by running deliveries and collections across the WV postcodes.

The firm’s decision to join Pallet-Track was influenced by general manager Simon Johnstone who has previous experience of working with the network.

He said: “I have worked with Pallet-Track before and was aware of the excellent record it has.

"The transition has been really smooth - the network support team who come in and provide the training about the business and integration, have been a credit to Pallet-Track.

We’ve had no issues because of this – it is all going extremely well.”

A spokeswoman for Pall-Ex said the vacated area was now being covered by newly joined member R&G Logistics, and existing members Advanced Delivery Services and Direct Deliveries.

Clive Cowern Transport is one of four recent recruits to the network.

The other three firms, which are all first-time pallet network members, include Basildon-based Fulfilment Logistics Services, which is a new e-commerce fulfilment division of parent company IFE Global; TW Logistic Group (TW Freight), which is also based in Basildon; and family firm Cannons of Cumbria.

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Pallet-Track said that Fulfilment Logistics Services, had chosen Pallet-Track to support the final leg of its journeys.

IFE Global MD Jamie Cramer said: “E-commerce is relatively new for us, so this partnership with Pallet-Track is a big part of our ambition to grow.

"Combined with our imminent launch of the UK’s first real-time global tracking portal, we can help save our customers even more time and money on their ecommerce supply chain.”

TW Logistic Group, which was launched in 2009, plans to grow its business around the nine RM postcodes including Romford, Tilbury and Hornchurch.

Cannons of Cumbria, which specialisies in animal feed, aggregates building materials, and the food and drinks sector, will cover the Heysham, Kendal, Ambleside, Millon and Barrow in Furness postcodes for Pallet-Track.

Nigel Parkes, MD at Pallet-Track, said: “It was another year of growth and great results for our network in 2018 and we’re delighted to welcome these new members into the fold to help us build on that.

“Each of the businesses have a strong heritage and instant brand recognition among their existing customers, which is something we always look for in our new members.”