Crewe based NLH Express Deliveries has joined the Fortec Pallet Distribution Network’s growing family of licensees.
The partnership marks the latest chapter in a story of success for NLH, based on the Marshfield Bank Employment Park.
The firm was set up in 1991 and today operates out of a 6,000 square metre warehouse.
During the past 12 months business has soared for the company. Extensive growth since January 2009 has led to NLH more than doubling its fleet from 20 to almost 50, and its workforce from 20 to 45.
Clients range from packaging firms to major household name medical companies.
Through its partnership with Fortec, NLH Deliveries will cover the CW postcode which includes all of Crewe and the surrounding towns of Tarporley, Congleton, Nantwich, Winsford, Northwich, Sandbach and Middlewich.
Robert Johnson, Sales Manager of NLH, said as a result of the early success of the partnership with Fortec, the company had invested in another 18-tonne rigid lorry and a 44-tonne articulated lorry. Three more staff have also been taken on to handle the Fortec side of the business.
He said: "The haulage industry has taken a real battering in the past 12 months but we have worked extremely hard to keep all of our staff in employment and win more contracts. Our motto is not to worry about the recession, but to beat it!
"We approached a number of pallet networks because we felt it was a missing link within the company. We went with Fortec as they offered the best deal and their service was the most compatible to suit our requirements."
Neil Hodgson, Managing Director of the Fortec Pallet Distribution Network, said he was delighted to welcome NLH Express Deliveries to the team.
He said: "NLH has had an exceptional year in 2009 and has demonstrated what can be achieved even during the adverse economic climate.
"We wish the company every success in 2010 and look forward to what we are sure will prove to be a long term and mutually beneficial relationship."