PALLET-TRACK, the fastest growing overnight palletised distribution network, continues to invest heavily in providing resources to improve and expand its high service levels to the 70 member transport companies using its Wolverhampton hub centre.
Pallet-Track’s latest investment is in the purchase of 40 Linde fork lift trucks to operate within its 267,000 square feet hub. Conscious of its need to maintain its ‘green’ credentials, the new state-of-the-art trucks will improve low carbon emissions, save fuel and reduce noise levels, and generally increase efficiency.
Since its inception in 2002, Pallet-Track, the ‘round-the-clock’ network, has achieved and surpassed all expectations in terms of quality and service through its growing numbers of shareholding members. It uses a sophisticated and efficient handling operation which ensures all pallets are electronically scanned, tracked and transhipped by a highly professional and experienced management team. The company, which employs 82 staff, currently handles some 7000 pallets per night.
Two standard service options provided… a Next-day (24 hour) delivery and Economy (48 hour) delivery, plus Timed and Saturday deliveries, as required. A European service is also available.
Says Nigel Parkes, Pallet-Track’s Managing Director: “The new fork lift trucks are helping us to improve efficiency in what is a hugely busy operation, especially during the small hours. We are always looking for change to keep us at the forefront of technology, and the investment in the new 40 Linde fork lift trucks will ensure we keep ahead of the game”
Adds Mr. Parkes: “Since our formative days, we have been able to plan the strategic growth of the company through investment in people, information technology, operational machinery, and, most notably, the acquisition of our fine new central facility, here in Wolverhampton. The constant monitoring of our central processes has enabled us to plan and cater for the increasing demand on our services, which has seen a five-fold increase in freight volumes in recent years. Despite the current recession, we continue to invest as part of our aggressive growth strategy for the future, which positions us well to achieve further substantial growth”