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John K Philips has it covered with new canopy

Palletforce member John K Philips Group Ltd reduces trailer turnaround times by investing in new canopy.

The firm, a member of the UK’s leading palletised distribution network, has invested £60,000 in the portable canopy which allows drivers to load and unload their lorries under cover.

Managing Director John Philips says the 50 metre long canopy has made the job easier, safer and quicker.

"Thanks to the soggy summer we’ve been having so far we have been making great use of the canopy and it has really made a difference," said John.

"Before the canopy was installed we would back trucks into the warehouse to load and unload and it was very time consuming.

"Now the turnaround time has been cut down and it is a better working environment for our staff who no longer have to go outside in the rain to do their job."

John K Philips Group Ltd was established in 1974 and continues to expand. This year it began working with Belgian company Van Genechten, the European supplier of packaging to companies like McDonald’s and Kellogg’s, on its warehousing, picking and distribution across northern England.

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