Palletways has announced the launch of its new depot in Nijmegen as the demand for its services continue to grow across Europe, specifically in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
The new 52,400 sq ft facility is double the size of the previous depot and has been tailor made to suit the requirements of the network and its members. In addition to being significantly larger than the previous distribution centre, the new site offers a number of modern distribution concepts, including Palletways’ innovative PORT system which tracks every individual consignment shipped through the network in real time.
Further warehousing space has also been incorporated, with a second 9,000 sq ft warehouse adjacent to the distribution centre. This is a direct response to customer demand and offers greater flexibility for pallets travelling across Europe.
The new depot will also host a Palletways Fulfilment service – the first outside the UK – and will have warehousing capacity for around 1,500 pallets. Fulfilment allows customers to store their products in Palletways’ warehouses, with the ability to manage stock so that orders can be placed later for next day delivery.
Henk Dellepoort, Palletways Managing Director in Benelux, said: "Holland is one of the world’s busiest shipping and logistics locations, and with Nijmegen positioned so close to the German border we wanted to ensure that our new distribution centre could handle the ever-growing demands of Europe’s leading pallet network. This new facility will guarantee that we continue to provide our customers and members with the best possible services, both now and in the future".
"This new hub is absolute in line with our Core Values, which are about providing the best possible value to network members and customers through continual innovation"
The Palletways Group is made up of over 300 depots and 12 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 13 European countries, including 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.