UK Pallets has chosen Neill & Brown Global Logistics as its exclusive partner for the Hull and East Yorkshire region.
Under the agreement, Neill & Brown becomes part of a network of 80 logistics specialists who combine forces to provide express, timed delivery of palletised consignments throughout the UK.
Neill & Brown is investing in new vehicles and staff in anticipation of growth in its pallet service as a result of the partnership.
UK Pallets is one of the country’s largest and most successful express pallet delivery companies and coordinates and manages the consignments from its national distribution centre in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
Colin Moody, Neill & Brown’s managing director, said that the deal would result in a significant increase in business.
"This is a significant development for us. Our exclusive agreement with UK Pallets will result in us gaining a much greater share of pallet movements from this area, with a large proportion of the goods being from Hull-based manufacturing companies and from distributors who have imported products into the Humber.
"As the logistics sector has become more sophisticated, businesses order goods in far smaller quantities and at short notice, removing the need to store excess stock. This has created a much greater demand for express pallet services."
Mr Moody said that Neill & Brown had been signed up by UK Pallets because of its ability to respond quickly to the needs of customers while remaining cost-effective.
"Our logistics experience and track record of providing competitive rates and a good service sealed the deal," he added.
The express pallet delivery service from UK Pallets promises time-definite delivery and up-to-the-minute information online. It offers UK next-day delivery and a range of economy services.
Neill & Brown, which is an official partner of World Trade Centre Hull & Humber, recently announced three new international logistics partners. It works throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide. The company has seen strong growth and now employs more than 100 staff at Livingstone Road, Hessle and Marfleet Environmental Technology Park, Hull.