European palletised freight network, the Palletways Group, has expanded its services in Europe by investing £10m in an international hub in Knüllwald, Germany. The company stated that the investment was a response to the increasing volumes currently handled by 56 German members in the Palletways network.
The new 50,000 sq m site includes a 7,300 sq m transhipment hall, parking and infrastructure, tripling the delivery capacity across the region. Palletways has also reserved space at the site for another, almost equally large, area to accommodate future growth and create storage capacity for fulfilment services.
The new hub provides the core Palletways service centre drop off and collection services for delivery of goods across Europe, backed by barcode scanning system and mechanical handling equipment.
Dave Walmsley, Managing Director of Palletways UK, said, “The new hub offers an outstanding improvement to our European connections for our UK customers. In-bound and outbound volumes between the UK and Germany will move across our pan European network faster and more efficiently than before, which presents the opportunity for us to improve our customer service even further. The new hub will be supported by our pan-European IT platform and central customer service operation in Germany to ensure we provide the best possible customer experience.”
Palletways’ has recently focused on expending its pan-European network and has invested in additional hubs including France and the UK, and has expanded a number of its existing facilities in Spain and Italy. The expansion of Palletways coincides with the recent acquisition of the business by Imperial and the company embarking on its next phase of growth across Europe.