PALLET-TRACK has launched its new website – www.pallet-track.com. It provides a comprehensive window to all Pallet-Track’s services and facilities, and will serve to attract new members to the Network, as well as provide businesses who need to transport goods around the country quickly with detailed information on the advantages of using Pallet-Track member companies.
The website has been redesigned and contains many features, such as our latest company news, including press announcements, improved useability and navigation, as well as our new members’ log-in. We have also made some impressive strategic design changes to the presentation and display of content, including the launch of our corporate animation.
Says Managing Director, Nigel Parkes: “The website remains our principal outlet of communication to both our members and the transport industry in general. As such, it is important that we provide the widest possible amount of information, covering all aspects of our services and facilities, and while we are pleased that our new website achieves this purpose, we are constantly looking for any improvements which can be made, and to this end, we welcome any comments or suggestions from both our members and the transport industry. Our growth and success has been achieved through providing both excellence and reliability, and we aim to continue this tradition in the future.”
Expansion move bucks the gloomy economic trend
IN THE CURRENT economic downturn where some transport businesses are either contracting or going under, Pallet-Track’s member company, E.L.B. PARTNERS LIMITED of Wimbledon in London is proudly bucking the trend by recently having opened a second depot in Purfleet, Essex. The new depot will serve part of the E, the EC, SE and WC postcode areas.
Says Steve Eason, joint managing director: “E.L.B Partners Ltd is delighted to confirm the opening of our long awaited second depot in Purfleet. This bold move comes at a time of financial instability and rising costs in the haulage industry, but was absolutely crucial to continue to provide the extremely high service levels that our customers demand and receive, and will assist us to continue to expand at the current rate with our ever increasing portfolio of customers.”
In 2004, E.L.B. decided to join a pallet network. After much careful consideration, it chose Pallet-Track, above all other evaluated networks, as a key part to their network is that all of their members are shareholder members. This creates a network with the highest levels of commitment to customer service, quality and competitive pricing more than any other system. Pallet-Track itself has the most advanced information technology capabilities of all networks with real time electronic POD’s and a live track and trace system which customers can interrogate online themselves. The company invested very heavily on a whole new fleet of trucks capable of delivering pallets of any shape or size.
Adds Mr. Eason: “Since joining Pallet-Track in 2004 our volumes have risen by over 300%, whilst we have also achieved a nightly average input to the Hub in excess of 120 pallets per night, which, for a London based depot, is quite an achievement. Our workforce has grown from 16 employees to over 60 in the past five years, and our fleet currently stands at 43 vehicles, with more on order, all of which are amongst the most modern and fuel efficient possible. Being part of Pallet-Track instantly gives us access to 24 hr and 48 hr palletised network distribution services covering the whole of the UK and across Europe.”
Says Nigel Parkes, managing director, Pallet-Track: “E.L.B Partners has played an important part in the growing success of Pallet-Track since they joined the network. The excellent standard of service they provide was recognised when they won our ‘Hub Depot of the Year’ Award in 2005.”
The company now tends to specialize in bulk newspaper contracts, recently winning a prestigious contract with the Economist magazine, in which it runs 32 vehicles per night delivering right across the UK from Aberdeen to Plymouth and into Northern and Southern Ireland – all same day! There is also nightly distribution of newspapers and magazines to London wholesalers, as well as further afield in Harlow, and to airlines at Bournemouth, Stanstead, Luton and Gatwick and Heathrow airports.