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Palletline announces new Managing Director

Leading UK palletised distribution network, Palletline is delighted to announce that it has appointed network specialist Graham Leitch as the company’s new managing director.

With over 30 years’ experience in the logistics and transport industry, Graham joins Palletline from member company ARR Craib where he held the position of group distribution director.

Graham brings extensive operational and commercial experience gained from directorships with a number of high profile companies including a National newspaper group and a large UK and European distribution network.

Speaking of his appointment, Graham said: “Palletline is a pioneering, quality driven distribution co-operative that thrives off creativity, exemplary customer service, efficiency and innovation so I am extremely pleased to be beginning the New Year here.

“With the network handling record numbers of pallets and a wealth of strategic initiatives underway, Palletline is a forward thinking company with huge long and short term opportunities that I genuinely believe in. I will look forward to working closely with the membership and management team to seize the opportunities and plan for future growth.”

Palletline is a member-owned cooperative network with more than 6,000 vehicles, 12,000 staff and has access to over five million square feet of warehousing space.

Trevor Ellis, chairman at Palletline, said: “Graham will be a great asset to Palletline, his previous hard work and successes at ARR Craib are prime examples of how he will continue to lead us along the path of innovation to ensure Palletline stays ahead of the curve in all areas of our business from technology, efficiency and reducing road miles to member services and support.

“Palletline is greatly indebted to Craib’s for its involvement in the appointment of this accomplished individual, who shares the key corporate values of member companies, demonstrating the ‘Power of Partnership’.”

ARR Craib managing director Eddie Anderson said: “It became clear to all, including myself, that Graham was the best man for the job. As a shareholder member of Palletline, I was keen to ensure that Palletline benefits from the proactive first class leadership that we have enjoyed with Graham’s contribution at Craib’s, so I’d like to wish him and the network all the best with the move.”

Trevor concludes: “Palletline is the undisputed founder of pallet networks and its success has come from the shareholder members. Aligning business values with industry challenges has necessitated a number of management changes in the business. Graham is an inspirational, hands on leader and will be the ideal person to refocus on cooperation and collaboration within the Palletline network and we wish him every success in his new role.”

Palletline provides high quality, time sensitive collection and delivery services to a diverse range of customers, including retailers, home delivery firms, manufacturers and construction companies.

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