Palletline opens Coventry hub

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Palletline has opened a 180,000 sq ft secondary hub at Coventry’s West Middlemarch Business Park, much of which will be used as a dedicated processing centre for Amazon. It replaces Palletline’s Rugby hub which is due to close later in May.

The pallet network is one of Amazon’s preferred carrier’s for inbound deliveries. It handles the bookings and administration for its members, who then run into Amazon’s 22 fulfilment centres around the UK.

Left to right: operations director Richard Gutsall, Tiff Needell, MD Graham Leitch and Palletline chairman Jim Welch.

Palletline member Reason Transport will relocate its depot to the new hub as well

as servicing Amazon’s Daventry fulfilment centre from the brand new location.

The site includes 138,000 sq ft of warehouse space and 28,000 sq ft of exterior canopied area.

Initially it is expected to move around 4,000 pallets daily. The facility will be for Palletline members delivering on behalf of Amazon from a central hub as the relationship continues to yield significant volume increases throughout the year. During November 2017 inbound peak for Amazon represented ten per cent of Palletline’s network volume, a figure that is destined to grow.

Operations director Richard Gutsell, said: “As a separate sortation facility for Amazon freight, it will have the added benefit of relieving pressure and freeing up capacity for the standard freight moving through the network.”

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