Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Pallet network to extend product portfolio

Pall-Ex is carrying out a feasibility study concerning the provision of a pallet distribution service for hazardous goods. The study is to see whether such a service would be viable and how it could be achieved.

Hilary Devey, founder and managing director of Pall-Ex, comments: “We’ve got to pursue it as we are always looking at new markets.” She says the company has looked at the temperature-control distribution sector in the past but the capital expenditure involved could not be recouped. “It was not a viable option,” she says.

One new sector that Devey plans to grow is Pall-Ex’s warehousing and storage side. The company has taken on a 2,790sq m warehouse near to its hub at Ellistown. Devey says: “The warehouse and distribution side feeds the hub at a time of day when it needs feeding.”

Devey also wants Pall-Ex to double its annual growth and “be a significant size of business”. She says the company, which will have about 100 members by this Christmas, is planning two regional hubs – one in the North, possibly in the Carlisle area, and one in the South, in the vicinity of Heathrow.