Berkshire-based QTR Transport will operate exclusively for its owners Palletforce when it leaves the Palletline network this week – providing Palletforce members with the best possible distribution solution in the region.
The company is also set to benefit from investment in its fleet, upgraded vehicle tracking systems and a refreshing new company livery.
Market leading express distribution network Palletforce stole a march on its rivals after strategically acquiring QTR Transport from owner Paul White in July this year. Located in Newbury, the company benefits from a strategically attractive position, providing quick and easy access into the Midlands and west London.
In addition to giving Palletforce the strongest possible presence around the A34 and along the M4, the purchase also added significant infrastructure to complement the network’s leading membership in adjoining areas.
QTR’s location and capability will also allow Palletforce to examine the opportunity to create a southern hub.
The business had been a Palletline member but will leave that network this week. QTR will operate exclusively within Palletforce, providing the network’s members and customers with a competitive advantage and reliable and robust distribution solution for the region.
Palletforce has also continued its run of investments, introducing an additional 16 vehicles into the now 70-strong fleet, which has been entirely rebranded to fall in line with the Palletforce image.
Palletforce chief executive officer Michael Conroy said: “Our purchase of QTR Transport, a hugely respected operator, represented a new and exciting direction for Palletforce, providing us with vital network coverage in the south-east.
“After six months, we are pleased to report that the business is trading above our expectations and the dedicated workforce has integrated well with our business. As we continue to invest across the fleet, IT and business infrastructure, we are predicting an exciting future ahead.
“We have, without doubt, the best possible member for the region and that provides Palletforce, our members and, more importantly, their customers with an unbeatable and reliable long-term solution.”