Pall-Ex has announced a further expansion to its membership network with the addition of haulier Arch Express Ltd to cover Peterborough and the surrounding region. Established for over ten years, Arch Express now operates a fleet of 75 vehicles.
The company has recently opened a new 60,000 sq ft premises located at Warboys, Cambridgeshire, in a major expansion from its headquarters in Coventry and its Irish depot in Dublin. Arch Express specialises in providing a 'Through the Night' delivery service for clients in the UK and Europe, particularly in the agricultural and automotive sectors.
Simon Longhurst, joint Managing Director of Arch Express said: “We made the decision to join a pallet network in order to provide our customers with the most effective distribution service possible. Pall-Ex was the obvious choice because of its excellent operational and information management processes. Pall-Ex also showed the highest commitment to IT development, which ties in with our own pioneering IT system for our 'Through the Night' service. This partnership will be a major part of our UK distribution portfolio.”
Hilary Devey, Managing Director at Pall-Ex commented: “Arch Express Ltd has the exact quality of service and established reputation we were looking for to cover the Peterborough region. I have no doubt that they will be an extremely valuable addition to our growing network.”
Pall-Ex was established in 1996 by Hilary Devey to deliver small consignments of palletised freight cost-effectively throughout the UK. In less than ten years, the company has become the No.1 operator of a palletised “hub and spoke” freight network, with over 100 depot locations throughout the UK and Europe and a purpose-built £12M hub in Leicestershire. Pall-Ex offers a comprehensive range of pallet storage and delivery solutions, with access to over 7,500 vehicles and over five million square feet of warehousing in the UK and Europe. It also supports the industry's charity, Transaid, with its 'Penny-A-Pallet' scheme.