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Palletways expands into Slovakia

[ June 29, 2021   //   ]

Imperial Group’s Palletways Group has expanded its Hungarian network to include Slovakia.
The expanded network will operate from Hungary’s hub in Biatorbágy in the Western suburbs of Budapest, which will act as a cross-dock platform for Hungarian-Slovakian cross-border traffic as well as domestic consignments. The network will offer Palletways’ full range of domestic and international services including a domestic next day Premium service, Economy service and AM delivery, all with full Track and Trace.
Marek Ondrejcak, area manager who will head the Slovak area, commented: “Slovakia shares a 655km long border with Hungary and there are strong cultural, commercial, and economic ties between the two countries so expanding the already successful Hungarian operation is a logical step to increase Palletways’ geographical footprint in Eastern Europe.
“We’ve already recruited nine independent transport providers that bring with them a combination of industry experience, technical and operational excellence and an unwavering motivation to expand Palletways’ services and we’re looking forward to seeing what we achieve as a collective over the coming months.”
Managing director at Palletways Hungary and Slovakia, Peter Kovacs, added: “Slovakia has an advanced high-income economy. It has grown with an above-average rate compared with the overall EU average and it’s a rapidly growing market. As the world’s 35th largest exporter in the world, the value of Slovakian exports accounts for 89% of GDP and our international service will be a crucial element of this new network.”
The Palletways Group now covers 24 European countries, with over 450 local member depots.