The Palletways Milton Keynes team

Palletways’ Milton Keynes depot is celebrating two years in business having been launched just a week before the first lockdown in March 2020.

Based in the Kiln Farm area of Milton Keynes, the business employs 35 people, in office and sales positions, as well as in the depot including forklift truck drivers and day and night HGV drivers.

The 28,000sq ft facility, which is Palletways’ sixth owned operations depot, acts as a pan-European gateway to deliver goods to 20 countries throughout Europe, including across the UK.

It processes on average 340-400 pallets per day through the site for customers in Buckinghamshire and beyond, mainly located in Milton Keynes, Luton, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard.

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Terry Fouracre, general manager for Palletways Milton Keynes, said: “It’s been a challenging time for us and for our customers, but we’re looking positively ahead to a new financial year of trading having overcome operational headaches created by Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic, the current fuel price rises and the price increases for goods and services generally.

“The network is strong enough to take on whatever pallet volumes our customers want to move, even at the busiest times of year.

He added: “The creation of the regional depot allows Palletways customers and other regional network members to benefit from competitive rates and a better service for pallet delivery.

“It brings about a faster turnaround of goods for onward distribution to delivery destinations, as well as extended geographic coverage, operational efficiencies and state-of-the art technology.”