Derbyshire based Bow Distribution has been selected by leading UK procuring and sourcing organisation KB Packaging to handle its nationwide distribution on an annualized rolling contract worth over £250,000 a year.


KB Packaging was convinced by Bow Distribution’s strong local reputation, its flexibility and professionalism, and its established membership of leading UK pallet network – UPN. Initially up to 65 deliveries per day are anticipated with two full trailer collections per day. This is expected to grow as KB Packaging expansion plans come into fruition.

“Over the last three months we have conducted several delivery trials with Bow Distribution which have proved to be very successful”, said Steve Birch – Operations Director at KB Packaging, “Our OTIF (on time and in full) rate has dramatically improved through working with Bow Distribution. Great customer service is at the heart of our business and we are looking forward to building a strong relationship with Bow Distribution”.

Local demand in LE, DE, NG, S, Postcodes is being delivered directly on Bow fleet, with nationwide deliveries being handled by UPN, a UK pallet network with a market leading 99.9% delivery success rate.

“Our whole team worked really hard during the trials to prove to KB Packaging that we were the best people for the job,” said Managing Director – Paul Howarth. “This contract win is really exciting news for Bow Distribution.

Indeed as well as creating three new jobs, it has been a catalyst for a £250,000 fleet investment by our company.”

“We are really pleased with our relationship with UPN; it is a high quality organisation, with very good people. We do everything UPN asks of us, and this is reciprocated by the team at UPN who are fully achieving our expectations.”

“Being part of UPN gives our customers access to the widest range of UK next day and economy services for palletised freight. They are also able to send freight in the widest range of freight types, from 150kg up to 1,200kg per pallet.”

This year UP launched SmartPOD a unique bespoke third generation app now enabling 100% live signature capture. The UPN network is underpinned by an advanced web based performance monitoring system which will provide KB Packaging with clear on-going visibility of all UK nationwide freight movements.

KB Packaging are a family run business that has been sourcing and procuring a wide range of packaging and associated warehouse products for clients for over thirty years.

Established in 1998 Bow Distribution has built a solid reputation in the East Midlands as a quality provider of highly reliable warehousing and distribution services,

Since entering the UK marketplace in 2001, UPN has become one of the UK’s most established pallet networks and one with a unique focus on information technology excellence.

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