Palletways opens new UK hub facility and declares its operating model ‘the future’ for pallet networks

Palletways has opened its fifth regional hub in the UK in Bristol, reaffirming its commitment to its regional hub model.

The facility is the sixth hub operation the company has invested in across Europe and the UK in the last 12 months.

The Bristol site, representing £200,000 of investment, will process around 500 pallets per day.

Dave Walmsley, Palletways UK Managing Director, said: “Our experience with the regional hub model is that we can provide lower costs for customers through a more localised freight exchange. We can cut trunk distances, fuel use and costs for members. We can deliver improved customer service because we can create the opportunity to collect from customers later in the day.

“In recent months, we’ve moved record numbers of pallets around the UK and we even broke an industry record last Christmas. The fact that we are attracting new members and winning ever growing numbers of customers highlights just how successful our hub strategy is proving to be.”

Mike Harrison, Palletways UK Operations Director, added: “Previously, the West of England, Devon and Cornwall and South Wales would’ve been served by our central hub in Lichfield – meaning a consignment moving from Devon to Cardiff would have had to travel via the Midlands before making it to South Wales. Now, both members and customers in the South West and South Wales will also benefit from competitive rates and better service created by our regional hub model.”

Source: Palletways