Palletways, the UK’s largest palletised freight network, is predicting a record volume of goods coming into its warehousing solutions operation ahead of the busy Easter period.
Staff at Palletways Fulfilment are gearing up to receive increased volume coming into its Fradley-based facility as demand for retail deliveries heightens in the lead up to Easter.
Rob Gittins, UK Sales & Commercial Director at Palletways (UK) Ltd, said: “Easter is now right on the horizon and already there are clear signs that increased volume is coming into our Fulfilment hub.
“Easter is our busiest period of the year, even more so than at Christmas, and we expect to break our record for volumes handled due to renewed consumer confidence. Our Fulfilment team are focusing on service provision for the Easter period to ensure our customers receive the kind of service they’ve come to expect from us during this seasonal peak.”
Terrastyle UK Ltd, suppliers of bulk quantities of bespoke garden and indoor planters to the UK retail and wholesale markets, is just one firm that uses Palletways Fulfilment. The firm stores its terracotta pots within Palletways Fulfilment warehouse which are then distributed to a number of leading retails chains and wholesalers via Palletways’ nationwide pallet delivery network.
Ian Monnery, Managing Director at Terrastyle, said: “As our product is seasonal, we needed a logistics provider capable of reacting to significant peaks and troughs in our business. Having our stock located adjacent to the Palletways hub itself also gives us the ability to action orders placed late in the day for rapid delivery, which is a particular advantage when dealing with demand in the consumer market. Through the Palletways WEBSTOCK system, all stock movements remain completely visible to us and we are able to manage these remotely.”
Palletways Fulfilment offers a totally flexible stock handling and distribution service for palletised freight, working seamlessly with Palletways’ European networks. Based at the firm’s national hub in Fradley, Palletways Fulfilment is a 100,000 sq ft facility that stores products, processes orders and provides a pick/pack service. Palletways’ WEBSTOCK is an online ‘Virtual Warehouse’ which allows customers to see goods received, stored or despatched in real time.
Palletways has come a long way since it started trading 20 years ago when it delivered 46,000 pallets of goods in its first year. The Group now has a turnover of some £200m and delivers over 7m pallets annually to 14 European countries through a network of 12 hub operations and more than 400 depots. In the UK one in every four pallets handled by palletised freight networks is distributed by Palletways.