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Contiued success for south west logistics company

Frome-based logistics firm, Just Vans (South West) Ltd, who are a member of Palletways, the number one Pallet network in Europe, is celebrating its continued success and growth with the addition of 10 new vehicles to its fleet.

Just Vans has been operating since 2001 and has seen its business grow substantially each year. They are predicting record turnover for 2007/08 as a result of increased business due to their new fleet of vehicles.

Just Vans are a major contributor to the Palletways hub at Lichfield. This activity could rise significantly by July 2008 as demand continues to increase. As with all companies in the Palletways network, Just Vans benefit from leading edge track and trace technology. By accessing the Palletways website and entering their unique login name, Just Vans customers are able to go online and find the status and location of their consignment at key stages within the supply chain.

With the additional 10 new vehicles the company now boasts a fleet in excess of 20 vehicles, and on the current business projections for 2008, they have pre-ordered another 6 vehicles, to be delivered in September 2008

Andy Mead, Managing Director, Just Vans (South West) Ltd said, “We are delighted with our successes this year and excited about growing the business even further and achieving our targets for 2008. I believe that key to our success is membership of the Palletways network and being part of their established and trusted brand.”

· Palletways, which was founded in 1994, is today the established market leader in the overnight distribution of small consignments of palletised freight. Its national network is centred on a hub operation in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Having collected earlier in the day from their local customer base, all Palletways members trunk their goods into the central hub facility where they are then processed through four warehouses totalling 350,000 sq ft. Utilising Palletways sophisticated “in-house” IT system, they are then sorted into designated delivery areas.

Members' vehicles then return during the same evening to their local depot with the goods they have been assigned to deliver. From here the goods are despatched to their final delivery points throughout that members' delivery areas across the UK. Bar-code technology and a consignment track and trace facility monitor the goods throughout the whole process.

· Palletways has the largest pallet network in the UK with 100 plus depots. The company also operates in the Benelux countries, Denmark, France Germany, Italy, the Republic of Ireland, Spain and Switzerland.

Palletways offers a range of express distribution services for small consignments of palletised freight across the UK. These include next day, next day am, timed delivery options, and Economy 2/3 day.

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