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Pall-Ex seeks Scandi partner

[ June 24, 2013   //   ]

Pall-Ex is now looking for a Scandinavian principal national partner as part of its pan-European expansion plan.

The pallet network operator is looking to join forces with a logistics provider with domestic experience to help it launch a network in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
“Our European approach has always been about sourcing a Principal National Partner (PNP),” commented Pall-Ex’s project director in charge of the expansion, Anand Assi. “Rather than shipping in our own team, we find it beneficial to work alongside a haulier that has extensive knowledge of the logistics market in the territory in question. This helps us implement our proven UK model in a more strategic way and create solid foundations for the launch of a new network.”
He added that Scandinavia was “the next logical step for us as we have volumes building across our EU network for domestic delivery in the area. Our business model also compliments the need for a more centralised distribution solution within the Scandinavian transport and logistics industry. Pall-Ex’s launch here will significantly increase our coverage and capacity in mainland Europe.”

Existing European operations are Pall-Ex Italia, Pall-Ex Iberia, Pall-Ex Romania, Pall-Ex France, and, soon, Pall-Ex Polska,
The Scandinavian operation will follow Pall-Ex’s familiar hub and spoke model with each member collecting freight from customers and delivering it to a centrally located hub. It is then sorted and loaded onto the vehicle of the network member responsible for the destination zone. This allows customers to send consignments ranging from single pallets to part trailer loads overnight. By sharing trailers with other freight bound for the same destination, overall haulage costs and the environmental impact are both significantly reduced.
Anand concluded: “This is a real opportunity for one logistics provider to work alongside us to bring about a real change to the domestic supply chain and offer tailor-made solutions to meet the individual logistics demands of the Scandinavian countries.”