UK-based express freight distribution network Palletforce has appointed Renate Ziegler as its European Development Manager.
Renate was previously International Sales Manager for a pallet network in Germany and has over 15 years’ experience of sales and business development in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg.
In her new role she will be responsible for driving Palletforce’s European sales development programme, working directly with Palletforce members, identifying and advising on commercial opportunities within the UK express freight sector.
Originally from Berlin, Renate lived and worked in London from 2006 to 2012, enrolling in night classes for three years in order to perfect her English.
Now back in the UK, her first task is to travel the length and breadth of the country in order to introduce herself to Palletforce’s 88 member companies.
Renate said: "Having lived here for six years, it’s wonderful to be back in the UK – even if the roadworks and the 70mph speed limit means it takes me a while to travel around on the motorways compared to Germany!
"I’m looking forward to working with Palletforce and its members. The company has established itself as the preeminent distribution network in the UK, and the challenge now is to develop new opportunities in Europe."
Palletforce sales and marketing director Dave Holland added: "In Renate we’ve found the ideal person to assist Palletforce members maximise the commercial opportunities within the European express freight sector. The Allnet network provides our members with the ideal platform to offer customers an efficient and cost-effective transport option throughout Europe. Renate’s core focus will be to support our members and help drive volumes – this appointment is just the start of our European development programme."