The Palletways Group has further strengthened its business portfolio after winning a new contract with international confectionery manufacturer, Fini Sweets, to distribute their products throughout the UK.
The contract, awarded to Palletways Fulfilment, the Group’s warehousing solutions operation, will see Fini Sweets, which is present in over 80 countries and is the largest producer of marshmallows, jellies and liquorice worldwide, outsource its UK warehousing and distribution activities.
Based at the logistics firm’s national hub in Fradley Park, Palletways Fulfilment will use its 100,000 sq ft facility to store products, process orders, provide a pick/pack service, and modify and re-work some of the manufacturer’s popular brands.
The products will then be distributed nationally to a number of leading retail chains and wholesalers via Palletways’ nationwide pallet delivery network.
Managing Director of Fini Sweets UK, Paul Southam, said: "We have experienced global growth of 26.3% over the past year and are targeting the UK as a prime market for our products. Palletways Fulfilment provided the ideal fit for distributing our products, as we require a logistics firm that can provide fast and reliable service to ensure all of our products reach customers well within the strict use-by dates".
"Palletways’ WEBSTOCK system allows us to monitor and manage our stock, tracking each consignment individually, delivering additional quality control measures and greater visibility for us and our customers. Having our products stored at the Palletways hub in Lichfield is another major benefit, as it allows us to place orders late in the day for next day delivery".
Garry Curtis, General Manager at Palletways Fulfilment, said: "We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by Fini Sweets, which is a major global company. We will provide holistic logistics solutions, including collection, stock holding, inventory management and delivery".
"Working with a number of international manufacturers of perishable products, we fully understand the importance of timely and efficient deliveries and look forward to bringing this expertise to bear for Fini Sweets."
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.