Speed Welshpool has achieved a Bronze accreditation from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

The company employs over 70 staff and is based in Welshpool in Powys. It has operating licences for 32 trucks and 34 trailers and has been a member of Palletways since 2008 and Palletforce since 2018.

The family-owned firm specialises in parcel and freight delivery, pallet delivery, storage and logistics and transport and haulage services.

To receive its FORS Bronze accreditation, Speed Welshpool had to achieve compliance on a number of criteria, including vehicle maintenance; driver training; safety measures; implementation of robust safety protocols; and environmental initiatives.

The accreditation comes just months after the company invested more than £500,000 to expand its fleet and less than two years after it ploughed £1.1m into new equipment and was shortlisted in the Best Use of Technology category in Motor Transport’s Awards.

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George Edwards, MD at Speed Welshpool, said: “Receiving the Bronze FORS accreditation is no small feat.

“It requires a steadfast commitment to adhere to the highest industry standards is testament to our ongoing safety, efficiency, and environmental responsibilities. Plus, it’s an accreditation that few, if any, pallet network operators in the mid-Wales area can claim to have.

“The accreditation will serve to elevate our standing in the logistics industry, assuring our existing and potential customers that we operate at the highest level of compliance and professionalism.”

Warwick Trimble, Palletways UK network director, added: “This is a well-deserved recognition of Speed Welshpool’s unwavering commitment to excellence, safety, and environmental consciousness.

“I have no doubt the team will continue to deliver exceptional pallet distribution services and I’m sure we can expect even greater achievements and advancements in their pursuit of logistics excellence in the months and years ahead.”