FreightForce Distribution Ltd, a haulage company based in Norwich, has become the latest distribution firm to join pallet delivery network Pall-Ex Group.
The company is now a shareholder in both the Pall-Ex and Fortec pallet distribution networks.
FreightForce will use its new £2.5 million warehouse in Great Yarmouth to assist in the storage and distribution of pallets. The new facility has the capacity to store 5,000 pallets, taking the firm’s total pallet storage capacity to 9,000.
Martin Halliday, Commercial Director at FreightForce said: “We have ambitious plans to grow the business and further develop our services, particularly our palletised freight offering. In order to achieve this, we recognise that FreightForce needs the right partnerships in place with the right service comes first ethos.”
He continued: “Teaming up with a network that is like-minded will help us to maintain and improve service levels, while also offering customers a greater range of distribution options at a time when businesses require more flexibility than ever.”
It’s not just FreightForce that are focused on growing in the pallet distribution market. Several haulage companies have become shareholder members of Pall-Ex this year, including AG & Sons, Owens Group, and, just last month, Trans UK.
Pall-Ex’s Managing Director Barry Byers described the new relationship with FreightForce as “great news”. He expressed the importance of such partnerships to the group, saying: “Partnering with quality hauliers is a priority for our networks.”
FreightForce will cover areas surrounding Norwich and Great Yarmouth on behalf of Pall-Ex. It has a fleet of 58 vehicles and a workforce of 96 staff, which it plans to expand soon.