The Palletways Group, Europe’s largest distribution network for palletised freight, has expanded its operations with the opening of a new depot in Dartford.
The 19,500 sq ft depot is the latest addition to Palletways’ existing facilities in Lichfield, Edinburgh, Oxford and Greenford (London). It marks a significant milestone in the company’s future plans for growth.
The opening of the new depot will see the company collect and deliver small consignments of palletised freight to customers in the DA and BR postcode areas for onwards delivery across the UK, Ireland, the Benelux countries, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
The move has also resulted in the recruitment of five new staff members, bringing the total number of employees working at the depot to 14.
Andy Turner, Managing Director for Palletways Owned Operations, said: "The move to open a new depot in Dartford is part of a wider national and international growth strategy.
"Over the years, we have built a very efficient delivery network and Dartford presented a number of good business opportunities, which would allow us to replicate the success we’ve had in other parts of the UK and mainland Europe."
Palletways, which was set up in 1994, has 300 plus depots across the group, delivering 3.5 million pallets per year throughout the UK and nearly 2 million pallets a year in mainland Europe.
The company’s distribution networks in the UK and mainland Europe are supported by an unrivalled and fully integrated IT infrastructure, which allows customers to track and trace consignments using the internet.