Kingbrook, the specialist in temperature controlled, chilled and frozen, food, drink and pharmaceutical distribution to and from Europe, is extending its offering by joining the Fortec Distribution Network.
The company has invested in the resource required long-term to fulfill pallet collections and deliveries for the network.
Kingbrook will collect and deliver within a 40-mile radius of its base on the outskirts of Dover, Kent. In addition to serving local companies, European hauliers and customers will get access to pick up goods and consolidate them in Kingbrook’s warehouse, which is located just off the main A2 towards London and is less than 5 miles from the Port of Dover.
Mathew King, General Manager, Kingbrook, said: “It’s a completely new venture for us, working solely in the UK with these vehicles and it allows us to offer something a bit different from everyone else in the market.
“It’s complementary to our existing international air, sea and road freight business. For example, we had some pallets a couple of weeks ago that went to Serbia; they were picked up by us through Fortec and went abroad on one of our other trucks.”
Established in 1999, Kingbrook is a family business that has expanded rapidly in the past three years. Together with its sister company, Heritage International Transport Ltd the group now has a fleet of more than 100 vehicles, mostly refrigerated artics, and more than 60 staff. Kingbrook has three satellite offices – in Wakefield, UK; Ploiesti, Romania and Tarbes in the South of France – as well as its headquarters in Dover. It sends consignments by road into Europe and around the world by air and sea, every day.
Dave Spong, General Manager, Commercial, Fortec Distribution Network said: “We are delighted that Kingbrook has joined the Fortec Distribution Network. With its prime location and excellent reputation it will enhance the service we can offer to customers.”