Palletways Group has handled more than 100,000 pallets in a single week across its UK network – a first for the business and the sector and one the company has achieved in two consecutive weeks.
The record volume was driven by a significant increase in demand for home deliveries in the lead up to Christmas, continued growth in business within its domestic networks and cross border deliveries throughout Europe.
The business has come a long way since it started trading 20 years ago when it delivered 46,000 pallets of goods in its first year. The Group now has a turnover of some £200m and delivers over 7 million pallets annually to 14 European countries through a network of 12 hub operations and more than 400 depots. In the UK one in every four pallets handled by palletised freight networks is distributed by Palletways.
Says Luis Zubialde, Managing Director at Palletways UK: “This milestone is testimony to the business-critical service we offer by ensuring express and cost-efficient deliveries of palletised freight across Europe backed by an overriding commitment to customer service excellence.
“It also demonstrates our flexibility as a logistics provider as our network is being increasingly used for home deliveries of goods purchased online. Nearly 20% of the pallets we handle in the UK have been delivered to homes.”