Watford-based Stand and Deliver has joined the Fortec Pallet Distribution Network.
It is the first time in the family firm’s 20-plus year history it has joined a pallet network. The company has taken all postcodes in Watford and St Albans and parts of Hemel Hempstead for Fortec.
Stand and Deliver was established in 1983 by Peter Shone. Today it is run by his son Paul Shone as Managing Director and daughter Katerina Batley, who is Director.
Paul said: "We had been courted for quite a while by probably seven out of the nine pallet networks but we chose Fortec because it is fairly local to us, has excellent geographical links and European links through its parent company Geodis.
"It made sense to join Fortec. By being part of the Network we will be able to offer our customers complete nationwide and European coverage, whilst remaining cost effective, service driven and environmentally friendly due to less wasted miles and more fuel efficiency.
"The pallet network will open doors to many potential new customers. It also offers marketing assistance, which in turn will help Stand and Deliver continue in its steady growth plan."
Neil Hodgson, Managing Director of Fortec, said: "We are delighted to welcome Stand and Deliver to the Fortec Pallet Distribution Network.
"The company has an excellent reputation in the industry and we look forward to working in partnership with Paul Shone and his team."
Stand and Deliver is based on a 25,000 sq ft site in Colonial Way, employs 24 staff and operates a fleet of 18.