AK Worthington drives forward its Palletforce operations

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Transport firm AK Worthington has invested more than 25,000 in its pallet distribution operations as the company looks to win more business. The major investment has seen the firm, based at Trafford Park, in Manchester part of the Palletforce network achieve an annual turnover of 18.5 million and appoint a new salesman to its specialist Palletforce team of five.

Andy Lee, 42, brings with him more than sixteen years experience in sales and customer service roles within the transport sector. He said: The new sales role is an exciting new challenge and I hope that my knowledge of the industry will be an asset to AK Worthington and help to drive new business through the Palletforce network.

The company has also purchased a new double deck Lawrence David trailer and is refurbishing a 7-ton vehicle which will both be liveried in Palletforce colours and take the operational size to 53 vehicles and 76 curtain-sided trailers. The new trailer has the capacity to carry 50 standard pallets and also has a moveable butterfly floor to accommodate tall pallets.

Peter Seymour, group manager for AK Worthington, said: Whilst the transport industry as a whole has suffered from the economic downturn we have continued to grow and the investment in our Palletforce operations is just part of a wider investment to continue moving the business forward.

AK Worthington has also invested more than 2,000 in marketing materials such as brochures and fliers to help promote Palletforce. Our investment in Palletforce comes as a result of the strong partnership forged with the network and its members since we joined the network in 2006, said Peter.

We chose to work with Palletforce because the network is owned by members made up of the best regional transport companies across the county that all work together to deliver the highest standards of service to the customer.

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