With distribution costs rising and accounting for a significant part of the cost of production, many organisations are looking closely at how they manage various aspects of their route to market. The flexibility of palletised distribution provides an attractive option, particularly for smaller producers who can benefit from local links into nationwide distribution networks.
Palletised distribution specialists Palletline have been moving foodstuffs around the UK for two decades. Palletline pioneered the concept of the pallet network back in 1992, and continues to maintain a market leading edge in terms of performance, technology and service levels.
The network has a proven record in the food industry, even with the most fragile of goods, often providing an invaluable service to smaller regional producers of quality products enabling them to expand their horizons and access more distant customers.
For Tregroes Waffles, manufacturers of toffee and chocolate-coated waffles in Llandysul, West Wales, Palletline provides a reliable and cost effective delivery option outside the Welsh borders. “Our products are reasonably fragile and need sensitive handling to ensure intact delivery to customers,” stated Tregroes’ Kees Huysman. “Palletline meets all our stipulations regarding clean, safe transit of goods. What’s more, although the variety of our customer outlets means deliveries must be made into differing commercial environments with varying access and notification requirements, Palletline has the equipment and systems to meet every need.”
In deepest Suffolk, St Peter’s Brewery Company brews an award winning range of finest quality traditional and speciality beers and ales. With the majority of consignments destined for regional distribution centres, flexibility is the key to a successful service, and deliveries via Palletline enable the brewery to comply with varied time slots and delivery specifications. “Key benefits of the service to our organisation include speed and efficiency and limited damages, as well as some pretty sophisticated technology in terms of online booking and POD retrieval which matches our own requirements,” confirmed MD Colin Cordy.
Perhaps the best tribute to the processes and systems in place across the Palletline network is the network’s success story with transporting fragile eggs, which seems like in insurmountable challenge! However, Palletline has been doing just that for over five years, maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction and minimal damages.
Palletline provides a technologically advanced solution too, designed around the needs of the users. Easy, fast access to online PODs facilitates faster invoicing for users, whilst sophisticated track and trace systems give accurate information on consignment location.
In 2011, Palletline expanded their services to cover 30 countries across Europe, with foodstuffs featuring high on the list of products transported through the network.
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