Palletways Edinburgh’s General Manager, Vanda Roberts, is celebrating 15 years with the company.
Palletways Edinburgh is part of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network. Vanda has overseen the transition of the business from a Scottish haulage company in Edinburgh which in 2015 Palletways bought from administration, to create Palletways Edinburgh as the business it’s known today.
She comments: “Palletways’ acquisition enabled the business to continue to play a key role in the network by providing first-class express distribution services across Europe. It safeguarded the jobs of 100 employees and made sure it could carry on serving customers, including food and drink, building and agricultural sector companies, across Scotland and the UK.
“I’m really proud to have spent 15 years here with the company, working closely with many of the same members of staff, through all its change and playing a key role today in growing the business.”
The depot will soon take delivery of six new Palletways Edinburgh-branded vehicles to further promote the business across the UK.
Zac Brown, Director of Owned Operations for Palletways UK, adds: “Vanda is much valued by the Palletways team. She’s been a stabilising influence for the Edinburgh team during a period of major change which led to a complete overhaul of the business. Her progression from the bottom to the top, working in every department, has been hugely beneficial. The business is now doing well and going from strength to strength. That’s largely down to Vanda’s leadership – so long may it continue.”
Palletways Edinburgh helped to move a record breaking 5.4 million pallets around the Palletways UK network in the biggest year for Europe’s largest and fastest-growing palletised express freight network since its launch in 1994. This year’s figure beat last year’s by some 300,000 pallets with significant input from members, like Palletways Edinburgh.
Vanda continues: “The industry has seen many changes over the last 15 years including the growth of technology, pricing and competition but with a strong and dedicated team and positive working ethos we continue to invest, learn and expand.”