Fortec launches depot from Watford Gap hub

Fortec Distribution has launched a logistics depot at its Watford Gap site.

Launched in December 2021, the depot will now operate as part of both the Fortec and Pall-Ex distribution networks offering delivery services to manufacturers and distributors across the NN and CV postcodes.

Fortec hopes the move will grow its collection area for both the Pall-Ex and Fortec networks and increase pallet volumes.

It has hired six full-time drivers following recent investment in a new roof for the hub and a modern fleet of forklift trucks to improve efficiency.

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Fortec general manager Stuart White said: “Becoming an operational member of both Pall-Ex and Fortec will allow us to drive our own volume growth by winning business and establishing our presence in the local area now we have a collection service to offer.

“Our aim is to be the leaders in the local market using our competitive advantage and operational expertise to accelerate Fortec’s growth and I’m looking forward to working with the other Fortec and Pall-Ex members as we do this.”

Added Pall-Ex MD Barry Byers: “This is a very exciting development for Fortec as a brand and both networks as a whole.

“The Watford Gap site is the perfect location for a depot to operate from, with plenty of space and great transport links to Northampton and Coventry.

“Stuart and the team are delivering sector leading service to the local community and as a result are growing rapidly as customers choose to trust a national brand based locally to them.”