Pall-Ex has welcomed three new members as part of what it describes as a “revision of delivery areas, aimed at lowering emissions and improving delivery times”.

Rugby-based Exact Logistics has taken responsibility for the CV postcode area, and joins the network from Palletways.

MD Adam Shuter said the company’s Pall-Ex membership will increase the efficiency of its operation, and allow it to “offer an additional range of services to our clients and increase our customer base”.

He added: “Since joining the network, we have been able to handle increased volumes of freight on behalf of existing clients, gaining more than 20 new customers in the UK and Germany.”

Fareham-based Kench Transport joined the network  and will cover the SO postcode, marking its first foray into the palletised freight sector.

Simon Kench, depot principal at Kench Transport, said Pall-Ex “really stood out” to the firm “in terms of its commitment, communication and ambition”.

Richard Read Transport, based in Gloucester, has also joined the network following a UPN membership.

Pall-Ex director of network services, Sue Hodgson, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Kench Transport, Richard Read Transport and Exact Logistics to the network. Each of the businesses is already making a great contribution to the network, providing the highest standards of quality service locally, nationally, and across Europe.”