International Forwarding Ltd

Palletways member International Forwarding Limited (IFL) is seeing business boom in its warehousing operations with pallet volumes increasing “significantly” over the past 18 months.

According to the Coleshill-based business the spike in volumes is largely driven by an increasing number of deliveries to residential addresses, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and as workers continue to work remotely.

Rob Pike, MD at International Forwarding Limited, said: “Brexit has brought about many challenges to our business so we’ve invested in our headcount so we can better manage the new customs entries and systems.

“However, our investment extends to other parts of the business. With the introduction of new Clean Air Zones across the country, we’ve ploughed thousands of pounds into new, upgraded vehicles which will help reduce our carbon footprint.

“We’ll use these in our UK pallet distribution business which is on the rise due to the increasing number of pallet deliveries to residential addresses as consumers continue to work remotely following the pandemic.”

He added: “Being part of Europe’s largest network, which is well respected in the industry, has helped us secure many high volume accounts. We’re proud to offer our customers, both new and existing, an increased range of UK and pan-European services, which sets us apart from the competition.

“I’m confident our business will continue to operate at this level for the foreseeable future. Indeed, in a couple of months’ time, we’ll be focused on Christmas volumes which is when we expect pallet deliveries will intensify.”