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Pallet networks get together to offer critical support – updated

[ March 20, 2020   //   ]

The UK’s eight pallet networks – include TPN – THE Pallet Network, Palletline, Pall-Ex, UPN, Fortec, Pallet-Track, Palletways and Palletforce – have joined forces to offer the government their expertise to move emergency supplies for critical services across the UK.
The Association of Pallet Networks says that they are uniquely placed to ensure timely and reliable supply of emergency goods to anywhere in the UK with, between them, 30,000 employees, 750 depots, a fleet of 23,500 vehicles and 100% coverage by postcode.
Pallet network members are leading distribution specialists within their own regions, so they already know their regional distribution centres, essential businesses, hospitals and community hubs.
APN chairman Paul Sanders says: “We are uniquely placed to offer our services to ensure that emergency supplies coming from anywhere and destined for any corner of the UK, can be delivered quickly, safely and reliably to support critical services, whether in rural or urban settings. We would urge the government to take advantage of our unique skills set and infrastructure at this time of national crisis.”
“The supply of emergency supplies for critical operations – not least ensuring food in our supermarkets and well stocked pharmacies and hospitals – is one of the most important aspects of protecting the UK public during this crisis.”
The pallet network model is particularly important at a time when many users of essential goods are requiring small frequent deliveries of vital goods with many drop points within a given locality.