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Fortec Pallet Distribution Network member Transpeed goes from strength to strength

The pallet arm of Gateshead-based transport firm Transpeed UK Ltd is going from strength to strength.

Since joining the Fortec Pallet Distribution Network in November of last year the company has recorded double digit growth in the number of pallets into the Network, supported by excellent delivery performance and account management for customers across the whole of the north east.

Alan Thompson, Operations Manager of Transpeed, based on the Team Valley Industrial Estate, said he was delighted with this growth.

He said: "We have built up a fantastic relationship with Fortec over the past year. When we first joined the Network we were delivering 10 to 20 pallets a night. Now we are delivering 80 to 100 and putting 25 to 30 a night back into the Network. This side is continuing to grow and we are hoping that by Christmas we will be putting around 50 pallets into the Network every night. We are delighted with the way the business is expanding – it seems we are on an upward spiral alongside Fortec."

Established in 2006 the company had been primarily focused on the distribution of newspapers throughout the night. With its fleet redundant throughout the day the company branched out into haulage and invested in more vehicles.

Today it employs around 50 staff and operates a 50 strong fleet – including 40 trucks and eight vans.

Neil Kinnear, Regional Commercial Manager for the north at Fortec, said: "Under Alan Thompson and Paul Nellis, the Managing Director of Transpeed, the team have shown great commitment in achieving service excellence across the NE postcode.

"The company’s approach to being a key licensee within our network is second to none and I am really pleased to see we are beginning to reap dividends of this commitment through record input volumes from their patch.

"Transpeed is a real example of best in class working practice and as a result there are tremendous benefits not just for Transpeed but for Fortec and our customers."

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