Palletways Birmingham marks 15th year in business

Fradley-based logistics firm Palletways Birmingham has marked its 15th year in business with the addition of new staff and scooping an industry accolade.

The firm, part of Palletways, the express palletised freight network, has appointed two apprentices to its customer service and traffic teams, bringing its headcount to 60 members of staff.

It has also secured the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) reaccreditation – an industry-led scheme which aims to improve fleet activity throughout the UK.

Garry Curtis, Principal at Palletways Birmingham, said: "The business has grown significantly since our formation in 2000- we started off handling around 73 pallets per month but now move closer to 15,000. To date, we've handled more than 1.76 million pallets for Palletways and I'm proud to say that we've worked hard over the last 15 years to become one of the largest members in the network.

"The FORS reaccreditation is a great coup for us in our 15th year which sends out a strong signal to our customers and competitors that we are committed to continuous improvement."

Palletways consists of 400 depots across Europe of which over 100 are in the UK. The company's distribution networks are made up of independent transport companies who share each other's resources to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before. The Group has recently extended its services into Poland and the Baltic countries, including Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and plans to move into Switzerland and a number of other Eastern countries in the near future. In addition, a new increased capacity distribution hub in Germany is also underway.

Staff mark 15 years in business at Palletways Birmingham.

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