The Palletways Group, the European express palletised freight network, is celebrating the opening of its new hub in central Poland to support the company's rapid growth.
The hub, located in Łódź, is fully operational and comprises 2,500 m² (26,900 sq ft) of distribution and logistics space, and is led by Tomasz Cegielski, Managing Director for Palletways new Polish network. Palletways Polska offers state of the art facilities for Palletways Polish members and customers. It will benefit from the full range of Palletways IT innovations which enable all customers to access consignment information in real time, throughout the journey from collection to delivery.
Palletways Polska, which has 12 members, will provide collection and delivery services to every postcode area within Poland. Palletways are currently recruiting additional Polish members, with four more expected to sign in the coming months as volumes continue to grow.
The new hub in Łódź will offer significant benefits to the 20 European countries that it will help to serve. These include:
- Daily connections with Germany and the rest of the Palletways international hub network, including Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
- A full range of Economy and Premium domestic services within Poland
James Wilson, CEO of Palletways said "We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Polish network. It represents another major step towards our vision of being the European Pallet network of natural choice for all customers across Europe. We have worked very hard to recruit the best possible team and the best network members to deliver service excellence to all.
"In 2017 alone we've added three new hubs to our network, including Bristol in the UK and Jaen in southern Spain, together with Łódź in Poland. We are also continuing to invest in award winning IT systems and enhanced infrastructure to continue to offer the best support for our members and customers."
Tomasz Cegielski, Managing Director of Palletways Poland, said: "The new Polish network offers an outstanding improvement to our Eastern European connections for our Polish customers particularly. In-bound and outbound volumes between Poland and the rest of our pan European network will move faster and more efficiently than before, which presents the opportunity for us to offer market leading customer service.
"The network will be supported by our pan-European IT platform and our International Customer Service team to ensure we provide the best possible customer experience. We are very much looking forward to working with our members and customers to provide an unrivalled service in Poland."
Palletways' pan-European network is growing at a substantial rate. Today it handles up to 40,000 pallets across Europe every day and is expected to grow by another 10% this year. The expansion of follows the 2016 acquisition of the business by Imperial and the company embarking on its next phase of growth across Europe.