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Palletways starting faster service to Germany

[ March 1, 2012   //   ]

Palletways has started a fast door-to-door delivery service to and from Germany as part of its international expansion plans.

The Premium+ service delivers palletised freight direct between the two countries in 48 hours via the company’s recently established hub in Homberg – compared with 72 hours via its hub in Nijmegen, Holland.

Export consignments are collected across the UK and sent to Palletways’ hub in Lichfield, near Birmingham from where they are transported direct to Homberg, where they are sorted for onward distribution to their final delivery points.

Managing director of Palletways Europe GmbH, Tim Joernsen, said the new service was part of a wider strategy to grow the company’s international business, which has increased significantly year-on-year.

Managing director of Palletways UK, Martyn Young, adds: “This service offers both our UK member companies and customers the opportunity to open up new business prospects in the fastest growing market in Europe. It also further underlines our commitment to be the leading international pallet delivery network.”

The new service is managed by Palletways Europe GmbH, the company set up in 2006 to develop pan-European collection and distribution services across all the Palletways network, supported by its pan-European IT infrastructure.

Palletways, founded in the UK in 1994 now has 300 depots and ten hubs and provides collection and distribution services in 11 European countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain and the UK.


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