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Palletforce to open Midlands superhub

[ August 14, 2017   //   ]

Palletforce network has unveiled plans for a £50 million SuperHub at its Burton upon Trent headquarters. The 620,000sq ft facility will be the largest drive-through distribution centre in Europe and will have warehousing, 450 truck parking spaces and will allow faster turnaround and extended delivery windows. It will have a capacity of over 30,000 pallets per night.

Palletforce chief executive officer, Michael Conroy (pictured, below), said: “We’ve come a long way from our modest facilities of the past and the new SuperHub represents an emphatic expression of confidence in our future – the latest in a line of significant investments in our network.

“No other pallet or distribution network in the UK has shown the ability to take such a significant step to create capacity, facilitate growth and ensure the future success of its membership and network. It also positions us perfectly to take advantage of market consolidation, which is inevitable in our sector.”