Kelly International Transport has joined Pall-Ex, the UK’s number one network for distribution of palletised freight.
Kelly International was established in 1998 as an international Haulier, operating on behalf of importers and exporters across the European and global markets.
However the business – based in West Malling Kent, 45 minutes from the Channel ports – has diversified into UK haulage, container haulage, container de-vanning storage and contract logistics.
Kelly International managing director Martin Kelly said: "We are delighted to be joining Pall-Ex at an exciting stage in its growth and hope to begin to drive the significant operational benefits of being part of the network.
"We are based in close proximity to the Channel ports and are ideally located for optimum transit times to and from Europe as well as being perfectly positioned for imports to all corners of the UK.
"Being part of the Pall-Ex network will allow us to optimise our UK distribution operation and deliver efficiencies and benefits back to our client base."
Pall-Ex was formed in 1996 to deliver small consignments of palletised freight both cost-effectively and quickly throughout the UK based on the ‘hub and spoke’ model.
The network now boasts over 100 depot locations nationwide, and regularly handles 10,000 consignments daily.
Network development director Chris Tancock welcomed Kelly International into Pall-Ex
He said: "Our objective is to continually grow and enhance the operation of our network to deliver the best service to customers and our members.
"Kelly International coming on board allows us to remain at the forefront of the industry as one of the most innovative palletised logistics companies in the UK, continuing our expansion in order to combine best practice with an unrivalled service.
"The Pall-Ex network will also offer full UK national coverage for the high volume of European imports and domestic haulage being managed by Kelly International."