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New employees for local distribution company

Local Distribution and Warehousing company PC Howard Ltd, based in Brixworth, has appointed two new members of staff to support the expansion of the business.

Mick Hunt and Robin Greenfield both have 20 years' experience in the logistics industry. Before joining PC Howard, Mick previously managed a Parcel Force depot while Robin spent seven years working for Palletways, Europe's largest pallet network, as an operations manager. Their remit at PC Howard is to oversee the operations team whilst supporting the business development.

PC Howard, which is a member of the Palletways network, operates one of the 100 plus depots in the Palletways network. All the depots combine each resources via hub operations in Lichfield, Edinburgh, London and locations throughout mainland Europe.

Palletways, which was founded in 1994, is today the established market leader in the overnight distribution of small consignments of palletised freight. Its national network is centred on a hub operation in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Having collected earlier in the day from their local customer base, all Palletways members trunk their goods into the central hub facility where they are then processed through four warehouses totalling 350,000 sq ft. Utilising Palletways sophisticated “in-house” IT system, they are then sorted into designated delivery areas.

Members' vehicles then return during the same evening to their local depot with the goods they have been assigned to deliver. From here the goods are despatched to their final delivery points throughout that members' delivery areas across the UK. Bar-code technology and a consignment track and trace facility monitor the goods throughout the whole process.

Palletways has the largest pallet network in the UK with 100 plus depots. The company also operates in the Benelux countries, Denmark, France Germany, Italy, the Republic of Ireland and Spain.

Palletways offers a range of express distribution services for small consignments of palletised freight across the UK. These include next day, next day am, timed delivery options, and Economy 2/3 day.

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