Pall-Ex has opened a 120,000 sq ft hub in Rochdale, with founder member A.D.D. Express steering the new operation.
The Pall-Ex Northern Hub will be able to process larger volumes of freight than previously possible at its Warrington site and provide easier trunking for regional members.
Situated close to junction 21 of the M62, the site will accommodate up to 4,000 pallets per night once it is operating at full capacity.
Barry Byers, Pall-Ex Managing Director UK, said: “We have made significant inroads in expanding Pall-Ex’s UK operation during our first 12 months as a senior management and member-owned pallet network.
“Our members remain buoyant and we look forward to underlining our position as the number one network for quality in the next 12 months.”
Dave Fairbrother, Managing Director at A.D.D. Express, added: “Rochdale is the perfect location for us to develop as it provides space to expand our fleet and grow with our customers.
“We are operating at full capacity at our Elland site but our search for premises to expand has taken two and a half years due to a lack of suitable sites on the market.
“We will be working closely with the central hub team in Ellistown to knowledge share and optimise the running of Pall-Ex’s Northern Hub for the benefit of the network.”