Palletforce, the UK’s leading palletised distribution network, has announced further investment in its business with plans to open a new “SuperHub” at its Staffordshire headquarters.
When complete, the 620,000 sq ft development will be the biggest of its kind in Europe, capable of processing in excess of 30,000 pallets per night for distribution across the UK and the continent.
Currently Palletforce runs its award-winning 24-hour logistics operation from a 380,000 sq ft distribution centre at Burton upon Trent, which was built in 2009.
A second 240,000 sq ft facility will be built on an adjacent 38-acre site, and is expected to go online in early 2017, taking the company’s total investment in its national distribution hub to £50 million. The move sees the first major project from new owners EmergeVest as part of their pledge to invest in the future growth and success of the Palletforce network.
The announcement was made at the inaugural General Meeting of Palletforce’s 88 member companies, held at the Hilton St George’s Park in Burton.