Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

New hub for Palletline

Palletline has started operations at its new central hub in Solihull, south of Birmingham which trebles throughput capacity.

The operator reckons it is the first palletised distribution network to operate a drive-through, side-load operation.

This is says achieves “total de-pedestrianisation” and goes beyond the requirements of  health and safety legislation covering the palletised distribution sector.

Every vehicle taking freight to site passes twice through vehicle scanning lanes in a purpose-built quality control centre, undergoing freight checking procedures to achieve total traceability and service consistency.

Managing director Kevin Buchanan  said: “Smooth implementation of the new model has been achieved from day one by careful planning and detailed staff and driver training programmes.”