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Palletways offers better French connection

[ March 13, 2020   //   ]

Palletways says its members will gain much-improved access to the French market, thanks to a new partnership with Ziegler France. The French arm of the Belgian-headquarter logistics operator has over 60 branches across the country, including two main hubs in Paris and the central city of Clermont Ferrand, covering largely domestic and international distribution.

Michael Sterk, chief commercial officer for the Palletways Group, said: “The French logistic sector is dominated by multinationals and we were determined to secure a single partner to support our members to access the French market. France is an extremely important country to our operation given our main markets of Iberia, Italy, Germany, the Benelux and the UK all are neighbouring countries.”

Francis Castelin, general manager at Ziegler France, added: “Ziegler France has a proven track record for planning, designing and constructing competitive worldwide networks to transport, store and handle goods reliably by land, sea and air. We understand regional conditions and give individual support to our customers to ensure they operate successfully. There are many synergies between Palletways and Ziegler such as a joint commitment to delivering service excellence and continually improving transit times; we and our partners are looking forward to fully integrating ourselves within Palletways’ network.”

(The next printed issue of FBJ – FBJ 2 2020 – includes an interview with Palletways chief executive, Luis Zubialde.)




Francis Castelin (left), general manager at Ziegler France with Michael Sterk, chief commercial officer for the Palletways Group