Pall-Ex is delighted to announce the opening of an additional hub in the North of England.
The company was formed in 1996, to deliver small consignments of palletised freight both cost-effectively and quickly, throughout the UK, based on the 'hub and spoke' model. Now occupying the No.1 position in the pallet network sector, Pall-Ex boasts over 100 depot locations nationwide, and regularly handles 10,000 consignments daily.
The new hub is strategically located close to Carlisle, in Cumbria, under five minutes from junction 44 of the M6 motorway. The hub represents a step change in our development and a offers a significant opportunity to the entire Pall-Ex network.
The hub will reduce the mileage travelled by depots operating in the North, saving time and fuel costs, reducing the carbon footprint, and improving the speed of collections and deliveries. The development will also give the network an enhanced structure for Scottish deliveries.
The new hub provides a very secure environment for customers' freight, and will be operated to the same exacting standards employed at Pall-Ex's flagship premises at Ellistown, Leicestershire. Because health and safety is always of paramount importance, the hub will be non-drive through. Additionally, in keeping with Pall-Ex's high priority environmental policy, fork lift trucks will operate on gas rather than diesel.
The first pallet is scheduled to be transhipped through the Northern hub at the end of April. A number of new job opportunities, particularly for fork lift truck drivers, have been created by the development.