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Palletforce goes global

[ February 2, 2018   //   ]

The Palletforce network is to set up a new global distribution service, connecting its members in the UK and Europe to worldwide markets and with a specific focus on Asia.

Palletforce Asia Services is a strategic collaboration with forwarder and supply chain management Allport Cargo Services (ACS), a Palletforce member. The new venture was launched at the company’s annual members general meeting and is the first step in establishing Palletforce in China.

Palletforce owner EmergeVest said the service will be the first of its type in the pallet sector. and would allow members to compete alongside global freight-forwarding giants.

ACS will provide a dedicated forwarding desk for Palletforce members to use, offering full worldwide coverage, including local delivery and collection.

Palletforce chief executive officer Michael Conroy said: “This is unique in the marketplace and gives our members exclusive access to offer a new worldwide service to their customers by combining a global reach with local knowledge and expertise on the ground.

“We are particularly excited by the huge opportunities that China and the Far East offers for our sector, and Palletforce Asia Services will provide a gateway for our members to establish themselves in these growing markets.”

Earlier, Palletforce said it had increased its European volumes by 65% during 2017 and had added express serviced to Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania in January this year. It has also appointed freight industry veteran Mark Tabor as European development director.

In October 2017, Palletforce opened a new £50m superhub at its Burton upon Trent headquarters.