Gregory Distribution part of Gregory Holdings

Gregory Distribution is part of Gregory Distribution (Holdings)

With the purchase of the business of South West Delivery Services the Gregory Distribution empire is gaining quite the critical mass in the south-west pallets market.

Gregory Distribution (Holdings), the group, has fared well in what is a tough road transport market as recent results demonstrate, and part of this success is no doubt due to an increasingly dominate position in pallets where it has extensive interest in two networks (and is technically in three for the time being).

The group’s Gregory Distribution transport business has been a Palletline member since the network’s inception in 1992. It covers, in the network’s own words, one of the largest areas of any haulier-member, running across the south-west from Penzance to Lanport in Somerset.

That would be work aplenty for some but the group has also built – either directly or through its 100% owned subsidiary Plymouth-based Kay Transport  - quite the presence in the Palletways network too.

Kay Transport, which is a long-term Palletways member itself covering Devon’s Cullompton area, assimilated Shepton-Mallet’s Barry Moore Haulage and its TA (Taunton) Palletways work earlier this year. The business was relocated to Cullompton, with additional resource put in to handle the extra work

Since then, in April, Ivybridge-based King Stag (Transport) was added, although the Pallet-Track member is currently working its notice (hence the third network). UPDATE: Pallet-Track has split the postcodes serviced by King Stagg amongst other network members in the area.

Bringing us up to date, last week the deal was done to buy the business of South West Delivery Services, with Kay Transport taking on its Palletways postcode of TR (Truro), saving jobs as the former entered liquidation.