Pallet-Track depot

Pallet-Track has passed its second major milestone in as many months by recording the delivery of more than 30 million pallets in just 16 years of operation.

The Wolverhampton-based business, which moved 852 pallets on its first night of business in February 2004, achieved 30,003,048 pallets through its 90-plus member network by close of play on September 4.

In July, the business announced its one millionth pallet through its 70,000sq ft regional hub in Greater Manchester in less than three years of operation.

Pallet-Track has two regional hubs in the north and the south as well as its 267,000sq ft main facility in Millfields Road, Wolverhampton.

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The company said volumes were "buoyant again", driven by an increase in online sales and business-to-consumer kerbside deliveries, which have doubled in recent months.

Pallet-Track founder and MD, Nigel Parkes said: “When we opened for business at our first location in Woden Road, Wednesbury in 2004, we though 852 pallets was a big number.

“Now, having recorded more than 30 million pallets, we realise what potential was always there providing you were prepared to work hard and invest in good people and technology to make it happen.

“We have also achieved this against the background of economic uncertainty – this huge volume of pallets speaks volumes about the collaborative working and teamwork in a strong network that I am proud to be part of.”