Palletways has opened a northern hub at a new 60,000 sq ft site at Morley in Leeds which it reckons will reduce vehicle mileage by 800,000 miles a year.
The site was opened by Olympic Gold medal winning Boxer Nicola Adams. It will be managed by George Walker Transport, the licensee responsible for serving the area.
Prior to the establishment of the new hub, Palletways would deliver customer goods in the North via its hub facilities in Lichfield in the West Midlands or Livingston in Scotland.
Palletways has invested more than half a million pounds in the premises to create a hub operation. The hub, which has capacity for 4,000 pallets, is situated on a six acre site with parking for 150 trailers. There is also an on-site vehicle workshop. Six new jobs will be created as part of the new development.
Martyn Young, managing director of Palletways UK member network, said: “The city is the UK’s largest centre for business outside London and its excellent transport links make it an ideal location for our Northern Hub. We expect to be processing 375,000 pallets of goods by the end of year one through the new hub.”
Nicola Adams, pictured, said: “I’m delighted to open the hub and hope it will bring success to Palletways and the businesses it serves.”