This is a corporate award given to the company showing the highest professional standards of warehousing on joining the UKWA.

THE PALLET NETWORK

TPN – The Pallet Network – runs a Midlands cross-docking operation in Sutton Coldfield and a northern hub near Preston. The network ethos is one of excellence and continual improvement, not just at the hubs but throughout the organisation’s 108- strong membership of regional hauliers.

TPN’s audit team made 447 visits last year to member premises. As well as rigorously auditing their operations, the team also spends time with members helping them to put systems in place, training staff and working with them to achieve the highest standards.

All TPN members have free access to TPN’s Connect software to ensure that they have the right tools for financial control, route optimisation, freight capacity management and customer satisfaction.

Connect saves approximately 4,000 employee days a year across the network and is also a major selling point with customers. Last year, TPN handled 3.55 million pallets, most of which are timed or next day deliveries and in 2017-18, volumes are already up 13 per cent.

Financially, 2016-17 was a record year for EBITDA. Indeed, over the last three years pallet growth has been up by around 17 per cent and the group’s EBITDA has grown by some 59 per cent. The company’s extra market share last year accounted for 225,000 pallet movements.

TPN now believes that it has the largest and most loyal membership in the sector with excellent and sustainable service levels with the most sophisticated IT system and purpose-built, future-proofed and environmentally sustainable Hub facilities.

DALEPAK LTD

Dalepak is an omni-channel fulfilment specialist and one of the UK’s top ten 3PL providers with 25 years’ of experience providing tailored service solutions. The company has a particular focus in the Beauty and Personal Care market, where it has a number of longstanding clients from the luxury and premium end of the market, including Molton Brown, feelunique and Crabtree & Evelyn.

From storage to gift assembly, labelling, re-work,to core ‘pick pack and despatch’ solutions for a range of B2B and B2C clients, Dalepak has focused on providing rapid and innovative solutions to meet clients’ needs, often through leading IT enabled solutions.

Based in Northampton within the distribution “golden triangle” of the UK, Dalepak has four separate Distribution Centres with 560,000 square feet of space and over 66,000 pallet spaces underpinned by extensive expertise and state of the art technology.

Fulfilling over 4.3m orders and handling over 186m units each year, Dalepak’s tailored solutions and capabilities enable it to deliver a high level of service for clients who are seeking a complete solution to their e-commerce and wider omni-channel needs. Dalepak’s flexible and imaginative approach can quickly accommodate the most demanding requirements while retaining close client relationships.

MENTFIELD UK LTD

Mentfield Logistics Group is one of the world’s leading logistics and freight forwarding service providers. The company specialises in sea, air, road freight and worldwide supply chain logistics for clients of all sizes, including customs clearance, warehouse & distribution, fulfilment, ECommerce and 3P Logistics.

Mentfield works across all sectors including electronics, garment, cosmetics, Defence, automotive and food and the company’s client base includes some of the world’s biggest brands and mass-market perishable suppliers for household name supermarkets.

When it comes to warehousing and fulfilment, Mentfield offer a range of premium services which ensure the very best storage and distribution solutions for our customers.

Mentfield operate both dedicated and shared warehousing in secure bonded warehouses as well as facilities to store customs-controlled goods until relevant duties have been paid. Mentfield also operate a state-of-the-art cold room storage and pick and pack facilities for perishable good.

What makes Mentfield UK one of the market leaders on fulfilment and warehousing is the company’s innovative and diverse approach and ability to leverage and transfer the knowledge acquired across all sections of the industry.