As it maintains a trajectory of continued strong growth, 2015 has been a year of new records for UPN, outgrowing the pallet sector not only in percentage terms but also in actual pallet business growth. UPN services continue to maintain over 99% service level performance even with the additional 20+% volume growth seen in 2015.
“As we enter 2016 UPN is growing from strength to strength following what was a fantastic 2015. Overall year on year UPN business growth has been an impressive 20%.” said UPN MD David Brown, “We have continued to see our membership grow and grow, with high quality new additions and indeed one addition already in 2016. With 24 new members joining in 2015 UPN has now built up its nationwide membership to a record 90+ members.”
UPN’s growth has enabled the company to consolidate in key operational areas and to provide even greater levels of service across the board.
UPN have recently agreed to extend its lease for its Fradley Park location. The decision has been made to provide the UPN operation with ongoing flexibility, efficiency, and capacity, as its business continues its growth trajectory. This significant announcement provides really exciting opportunities for UPN.
“This important lease extension provides the platform for UPN to continue to grow our network with the comfort of the knowledge that in the right location, we definitely have the ongoing capacity for significant growth,” Said David Brown, “This move gives UPN capacity, space, and flexibility that some of our competitors will be envious of.”
UPN are also planning for further expansion of its hub infrastructure with an additional 55,000 square feet extension. This will take its total to over 250,000 square feet and a nightly capacity of more than 11,000 pallets.
In January of this year UPN launched SmartPOD, its third generation multi-platform App for Live Signature Capture. UPN were the first Pallet Network to have Live Signature Capture. The launch of SmartPOD has maintained the company’s reputation as a pallet sector I.T. innovator.
SmartPOD is now available for both Apple and for Android smart phones. Bespoke to UPN, SmartPOD is an industry-leading App tailored specifically to the UPN operation enables all members to now achieve 100% live signature capture. The new SmartPOD App is available for both Android and Apple smart phones.
Uploaded proof of delivery can now be available within seconds of the delivery being made. All signatures obtained at the point of delivery are uploaded to UPN central servers in real-time.
“UPN now have a great team in place across all elements of our business,” said David Brown, “Our membership is strong, growing, and unified. Our IT infrastructure and systems are second to none, 2016 really is going to be a big year for UPN!”