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Norfolk transport firm joins European giant

A leading haulage operator across Norfolk has become the latest company to join Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network.

Foulger Transport, part of Kinaxia Logistics, based at The Circuit in Snetterton, will handle single pallet loads to large scale consignments and covers the NR1- NR35 postcodes in Norfolk. It boasts a 250-strong team and has a fleet of 104 vehicles which includes a combination of articulated lorries, 18-ton, 12-ton, 7.5-ton vehicles and vans.

Barry Germany, director at Foulger Transport, said: “Joining Palletways, with its mature domestic and pan-European networks, will add value to our existing services. Palletways is also ahead of the curve in terms of innovation and technology. It’s Digital Information Hub and state-of-the-art monitoring and tracking systems will enhance our operational efficiencies. We’re pleased to join Palletways and are excited with the opportunities that being part of Europe’s largest palletised freight network affords.”

Barry Byers, Palletways’ network development director, adds “This appointment demonstrates the importance we place on recruiting the most experienced transport firms in the logistics industry. Foulger is a great asset to the network and we’re looking forward to drawing on their experience to grow our presence in and around Norfolk.”

Foulger is one of over 114 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group comprises 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 20 European countries, including the UK.

The company was formed in 1935 and provides cost-effective, efficient warehousing, haulage and order fulfilment throughout East Anglia, as well as UK and international distribution. It’s a member of the Road Haulage Association (RHA), a trade association for road transport and freight logistics operators, FIAS (Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme), SOIL (Soil Association) and is FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) and ISO9001 accredited.

Foulger is part of Kinaxia Logistics, a leading Group within the UK haulage and warehouse sector formed in 2012 following the acquisition of Bay Freight Limited, and has since acquired a total of nine companies.

The vision of Kinaxia Logistics is to build a flexible and efficient, service-focused, haulage and warehousing group through investment in, and partnership with, medium-sized, profitable, growing privately owned companies across the UK. While Kinaxia maintains the local identity of any companies it acquires, the Group implements common systems and processes at an operational level. As a result, Kinaxia companies work together with a core purpose of enhancing customer service and increasing efficiency. Kinaxia has 1,100 staff with a total annual turnover of £104 million. It operates 630 vehicles and has 925,000 square foot of warehouse space. Full details of which can be found: http://kinaxia.co.uk/group-companies/

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