FreightForce Distribution Ltd, a Norwich based transport company, is the latest distribution company to join the Pall-Ex Group pallet delivery network.
The company is now a shareholder in both the Pall-Ex and Fortec pallet distribution networks.
FreightForce will use its new £2.5million warehouse in Great Yarmouth to help with pallet storage and distribution. The new facility has a capacity to store 5,000 pallets, bringing the company’s total pallet storage capacity to 9,000.
Martin Halliday, Commercial Director at FreightForce, said: “We have ambitious plans to grow the business and further develop our services, particularly our palletized freight offering. To achieve this, we know that FreightForce needs the right partnerships with the right service first.”
He continued, “Working with a like-minded network will help us maintain and improve service levels while offering customers a greater choice of distribution options at a time when businesses need more flexibility than ever.”
It’s not just FreightForce focused on growing in the pallet distribution market. Several haulage companies have become shareholders in Pall-Ex this year, including AG & Sons, the Owens Group and just last month Trans UK.
Pall-Ex Managing Director Barry Byers called the new relationship with FreightForce “great news”. Stressing the importance of such partnerships to the group, he said: “Partnering with quality carriers is a priority for our networks.”
FreightForce will cover the Norwich and Great Yarmouth areas on behalf of Pall-Ex. It has a fleet of 58 vehicles and employs 96 people, which will soon be expanded.