C & D South West are proud to be founding members of the multi-award-winning express distribution network, Palletforce and are celebrating having reached the significant landmark of delivering 50 million pallets of freight since its inception in 2001.
Palletforce’s powerful UK and European distribution network is underpinned by the quality of its 110 member businesses, all local logistics experts delivering to every UK postcode every day and trusted by over 15,000 daily customers.
Reaching the milestone of 50 million pallets of freight has been made possible by ongoing investment across the Palletforce network, including its state-of-the-art SuperHub, market-leading technology and building a network of the best-performing member businesses.
Mark Tapper, Palletforce chief operating officer, said: “The continued success of the Palletforce network is due to the expertise and operational acumen of our member businesses and our combined ability to react and innovate.
“We have all worked together and collaborated successfully over the years to become the UK’s leading network, delivering a quality service that’s trusted by thousands of SME businesses, the beating heart of the UK economy, as a cost-effective and sustainable solution to connect business and get products to market.
“Reaching the milestone figure of 50 million pallets is a fantastic achievement, but it is a testament to the hard work, professionalism and expertise of our members.”
On its first night of operation, at a former aircraft hangar at Fradley Park, Lichfield, on 31 August 2001, Palletforce handled 524 pallets of freight from the initial 36 founding members.
Now part of global logistics and technology provider EV Cargo, the company operates from a state-of-the-art central SuperHub in Burton upon Trent, delivering five million pallets a year.
“The Palletforce membership is relentless in its efforts to maintain our quality and market-leading position – our growth and success is due to the network being driven by unwavering customer service and exceptional delivery performance,” added Mark.
“We have added six new members already this year and have plans to further strengthen Palletforce’s position as the leading freight distribution network, and that includes our focus on delivering unrivalled service quality, strengthening our membership and leveraging the innovative technological advances our IT team has been making.”
Lorna Hammond, Managing Director of C & D South West, said: “As founder members of the Palletforce network, we could not be more proud of this achievement and huge milestone for us all. We have grown as a business alongside Palletforce over the past 20 years and excited for the next 20″.
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