Logistics experts Palletways have beaten international communications giants to be awarded the prestigious Business IT Innovation of the Year Award, a high-profile national accolade which recognises excellence in Information Technology.
The Award, presented at the annual BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards, acknowledges new hardware or software products that make the biggest contribution to business technology or to IT in general. Other organisations shortlisted for the award include Virgin Media, BT and Telefonica UK.
It follows two significant IT breakthroughs made by Palletways.
The Palletways Operations in Real Time (P.O.R.T.) web portal has been developed to provide management, employees, over 300 Network Members across Europe and customers with a single point of access for all services in real time, 24/7/365.
Inspired by an architectural surveyor using a high definition camera to survey the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Palletways Archway Scanning System (P.A.S.S.) uses a network of scanners and HD cameras to scan and photograph every vehicle and each individual pallet on Palletways sites. It provides full visibility of all vehicles and the status, location and physical condition of every individual pallet.
Martyn Young, Managing Director of Palletways UK Member Network, said: "We are delighted to have won such a prestigious award, especially when we were shortlisted alongside such respected household names."
"Our network is dedicated to providing outstanding performance to our members and customers, and our recent innovations show how creative thinking can solve daily operational challenges to deliver the highest standards in customer service and business performance."
Palletways is Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network. It consists of 300 members across Europe of which 100 are in the UK. The company’s distribution networks are made up of independent transport companies who share each other’s resources to deliver small consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before.