LHR Global Logistics has fought back against Covid-19 after furloughing its workforce and has put its success down to joining Fortec.

The Middlesex international haulier joined the pallet network in the middle of the UK lockdown in May – a move its director now describes as “the final piece in the puzzle for us as a company”.

Ian Godfrey, LHR Global Logistics director, said: “We had been wanting to add pallet deliveries as an additional in-house offering for some time, but Covid-19 delayed us by a few months.

“We could either move forward with our plans or not, but we’re really pleased we progressed when we did. It was the right time for us and we are now delivering on all of our targets.”

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Four months on and the company, which trades out of a 15,000 sq ft warehouse near Heathrow, has added overnight distribution to its portfolio of services and has been able to bring back the majority of its staff.

“We’ve been able to get our team back up and running seven days a week,” added Godfrey, “and it means we can now provide the broadest range of logistical service solutions available – just as businesses are picking themselves back up and shipping again.

“The pallet industry is definitely thriving again.

“Adding this new area of distribution to our company puts us in an even stronger position to react and respond.”