Pall-Ex Group has announced an agreement with UK Pallets to provide assistance to 73 hauliers as well as customers affected by the proposed closure of UK Pallets, a subsidiary of UK Mail Group.
As the proposed closure processes progress, Pall-Ex and UK Pallets state that they want to make sure that the strong customer base, which has been built over a number of years with UK Pallets, is looked after. As part of this process, Pall-Ex would meet with all members and customers, and will be officially recommended as the palletized freight network of choice by UK Mail Group.
Graeme Wilson, Managing Director at UK Pallets said, “We are keen to support our members and customer base in sourcing an alternative quality network that is flexible enough to meet their needs should UK Pallets cease trading as is currently proposed.”
Pall-Ex Group Managing Director, Kevin Buchanan said, “When UK Pallets advised us that they were potentially going to cease business, we expressed an interest in understanding their customer base and ways in which we could provide services to customers who would have previously used UK Pallets. Since taking the reins at the end of 2014, I’ve made no secret about the fact that I want Pall-Ex to become the clear market leader in the sector and this potential new deal takes us a step closer.”
As well as continuing to grow its UK membership, Pall-Ex also has plans for European expansion, with plans to launch new networks in Benelux and Bulgaria during the first quarter of 2015.
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