Paul Pegg has joined the central Pall-Ex hub as Operations Director - HM1_1270 (1)

Pall-Ex (UK) has appointed Paul Pegg (pictured) as operations director at the company's central hub in Ellistown, Leicestershire.

Pegg joined the logistics giant in 2018 as transport manager before being promoted to UK head of operations.

He brings 27 years of experience to the role after starting his career as an HGV Class 1 driver with Holland & Barrett before taking up key management roles with DHL and TNT.

The move follows a number of other board-level appointments since Pall-Ex Group agreed a management buyout in October 2019.

Last December, the company recruited Barry Byers, former Palletways network director, to the role of UK MD, while in June former Palletways network development director Michelle Naylor was named UK commercial director.

Since the start of lockdown, the Pall-Ex hub in Ellistown has seen daily pallet volumes increase by 22% as customers turn to online shopping.

“It has been a critical time for our industry as we have played a key role in keeping the supply chain moving," Pegg said. "I am very proud to be playing my part and leading the hugely dedicated operations team at Pall-Ex.

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“I want to say a huge thank you to every member of the operations team; they have been and continue to be amazing throughout the Covid-19 crisis and make sure we continue to offer a high-quality service to our customers.

“In these last few months the market has been unpredictable which is always more challenging to manage, but with the support of my team, we have not taken any backwards steps and we have come out stronger than before.

“I believe my previous experience in streamlining operations to make services more cost-effective and facilitating transport requirements for high-end products will support Pall-Ex as it further develops its offering in the B2C market.”

Added Byers: “It has been a challenging time for the entire Pall-Ex network so it is testament to Paul’s leadership and the commitment of his team that we have maintained high service levels and improved efficiency during this difficult period.

“The team has focussed on the consistency of their processes in order to achieve this result and have been dedicated throughout, coming into the hub every day and working with full commitment and professionalism to ensure every job has been completed to our usual high standards.

“We are pleased to have had Paul leading the UK operation, with his industry knowledge and experience which has proved essential in overcoming our challenges. This is placing Pall-Ex in an ever stronger position in the market as we move forward.”