The UK’s number one network for distribution of palletised freight is celebrating expansion after opening a new hub covering the North of England and Scotland.
The Northern Gateway – located in Cumbria near Carlisle off the M6 motorway – aims to reduce the mileage travelled by depots operating in the north by saving time and fuel, reducing their carbon footprint and improving efficiency of collections and deliveries.
Based on the site of Stalkers Transport, the award-winning network will introduce an enhanced structure for Scottish deliveries through the Northern Gateway which will greatly benefit Pall-Ex’s members and their customers for deliveries in and out of Scotland.
The new hub – which replaces the current site in Carlisle – provides a secure environment for customers’ freight, operated to exceptional standards. It also allows Pall-Ex to offer additional warehouse space, a dedicated fleet and full load and groupage services at competitive rates.
Hilary Devey, CEO of Pall-Ex, said: "The Northern Gateway provides improved operational efficiencies to Pall-Ex and will mean customers can now make next day deliveries to towns such as Inverness.
"Customers in Scotland with freight going to any location in England now only have to drop off at the hub now based in Cumbria and vice versa."
Pall-Ex 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 Pall-Ex boasts over 100 depot locations nationwide, and regularly handles 10,000 consignments daily.