Cheshire-based haulier William Kirk has become the latest member of the growing Palletforce network, further boosting Palletforce’s coverage and volumes in north-west England and the SK postcodes around Stockport in particular.
William Kirk is part of the Kinaxia Logistics group, and a former member of Palletline. It recently merged with another Kinaxia company, BC Transport, who already serviced the SK postcodes for Palletforce. William Kirk, incorporating BC Transport, will now cover Palletforce operations in the SK area.
William Kirk managing director, Carl Wagstaffe, said: “Palletforce is a quality network and one of the leaders in their field when it comes to investment and innovation. We are proud to play a part in their ongoing success and look forward to offering a great service to their members and customers.”
Founded in the 1930s, William Kirk began as a one-man operation transporting coal and milk to the local area. Based in Macclesfield, it now specialises in warehousing and distribution and direct delivery of full and part loads throughout the UK.
“The core values at the heart of the business have remained the same throughout the years, which focus on working together and a strong dedication to providing reliable, customer-focused services,” said Mr Wagstaffe.
Palletforce has reinforced its position as the UK’s leading freight distribution network with ongoing major investment in infrastructure, innovation and technology helping to secure unrivalled membership growth over the last 12 months.
Since June 2018, the Burton-based company has grown its membership at a greater rate than competitor networks and has seen its market share increase significantly over the first half of this year.
Palletforce chief executive Michael Conroy said: “We are delighted to welcome William Kirk into the Palletforce family. They are an established force in the north-west and I have no doubt they will prove to be a major asset as we continue to invest in the network to deliver the highest quality, safety and service.”