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Busy first night for Pall-Ex France

[ May 28, 2013   //   ]

Pall-Ex France has officially started operations, becoming the fourth continental European network of the palletised freight specialist. With a hub based in the Bourges region of central France, the network has launched with a 40-strong haulier membership and handled 474 pallets on its first night’s operation.

Pall-Ex France network director Lionel Brizard said: “Unlike Pall-Ex Romania, we’re not the first pallet network here. However, we are the only network in the country to run a hub and spoke model with one hub.”

He said the process “dramatically reduces mileage, running costs and the number of wasted journeys, acting as an attractive proposition to potential new customers, especially with the new HGV Eco-Tax due to come into force across France later this year.
Adrian Russell, managing director of the Pall-Ex Group, added: “Together with our CEO Hilary Devey, we’ve made no secret of the fact that we’re aiming to be the first truly Pan-European palletised freight network. With Pall-Ex France now up an running, we have that vital direct link between the UK and our other networks in Italy, the Iberian Peninsula and Romania.”

The Polish network – Pall-Ex Polska – is also due to launch later this year, and Pall-Ex is also in talks to launch networks in Germany, Benelux and Turkey.

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