Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

UPN plans to double capacity with new hub

Pallet network UPN is to move its hub and network services operations to the old Palletforce hub at Fradley Park in Lichfield at the beginning of August 2010.

The new site will allow UPN to double capacity from 3,000 to 6,000 pallets a night and reduce the road miles travelled by UPN members by over 70,000 miles a year. The company is currently based at a site near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire.


Director David Brown said: “A detailed analysis of our operations demonstrated that relocating the hub to a more central location would allow our members to reduce their costs and significantly improve our green credentials, which is vital in the current climate. The recession has forced many businesses to focus hard on the bottom line, so demand for our services is expected to continue growing.”

Palletforce moved into a new hub in Burton on Trent last year. UPN acquired the Fradley Park site at the beginning of April and development work is due to start in May.

Martyn Chapman, UPN chairman and founder, said: “The new location will provide members with improved access to the motorway network, saving them time and money, while further improving the efficiency of the network. UPN will also become a much more attractive option for 3PLs and larger organisations, who are increasingly seeking partnerships with pallet networks.”