Palletways appoints in Poland

The Palletways Group has appointed Tomasz Cegielski as managing director for its new Polish network based in Lodz, Poland. He joins the pallet network with over 20 years’ commercial and logistics experience, including the past 11 years at DB Schenker in Poland as head of land transport in northern and eastern Europe. (The next printed issue of FBJ (FBJ 1 2017) will include a report on pallet networks). [caption id="attachment_18702" align="alignleft" width="200"] ... [+]

Palletways opens new German hub

Network operator Palletways opened a new national hub at Knüllwald, central Germany. The new 50,000m² site includes a 7,300m² transhipment hall, parking and infrastructure, which will upgrade services from the existing hub in Homberg and triple delivery capacity across the region. The new hub will allow daily connections between Germany and ... [+]

Forget sleighs – pallet firms are delivering Xmas this year

The Palletways network in the UK is on course for  an industry record number of pallets this Christmas. Having move a total of 500,000 pallets in November, this has now risen to around 850,000, said managing director Dave Walmsley. The month started with a record week of 117,000 pallets handled. ... [+]

Gwynedd Shipping joins Palletways

Domestic and Irish Sea logistics specialist Gwynedd Shipping has joined the Palletways freight network. Holyhead-headquartered Gwynedd Shipping, which has five depots across the UK and Ireland, will cover the CH postcode in Chester. GSL managing director, Andrew Kinsella, said: “We decided to join Palletways because of its mature domestic and ... [+]

Imperial completes Palletways conquest

South African-based Imperial Holdings has confirmed its £163m acquisition of the Palletways business from Phoenix Equity Partners. James Wilson, group chief executive added that the pallet operator expects to open a new hub in Poland in early 2017 and another in France in the next 12 months, in addition to ... [+]

All change at Palletways

Palletways Group has appointed Dave Walmsley (below, left), the company’s former member and network development director as its new UK managing director, as well as a raft of other senior management changes. Previous UK managing director, Luis Zubialde (below, right), becomes the group’s chief operating officer and will oversee the managing ... [+]

Chesterfield’s Hastings is tops in Europe

Chesterfield-based Hastings Freight has been named pallet network Palletways' International Member of the Year at a ceremony in Germany. It recognises the haulier’s long term performance, growth, commitment and service excellence in the European marketplace.  Hastings Freight is the single largest Palletways member across the whole of Europe for international pallet ... [+]

South African firm to buy Palletways

South African-based Imperial Holdings is to acquire Palletways from current shareholder Phoenix Equity Partners for £163 million. Imperial is a Johannesburg-listed international group of companies with a focus on consumer and industrial logistics. It says it fully supports the UK and European pallet network operator’s current management and will continue the ... [+]

Palletways opens Lyon hub

Palletways Group has opened a new hub in Lyon, south eastern France, allowing it to increase the frequency and cost-efficiency of services to and from the UK. The new facility is part of a major hub development programme across Europe  which has included  new facilities in Montpellier (France) and Fradley (UK) ... [+]

We’re pro-Europe, says Palletways

Delivering to or picking up goods from Switzerland is a third more expensive and takes 24 hours longer than to other EU countries says Palletways in a case study published by the CBI on 5 February. The p allet network operator adds that there are also different rules which apply ... [+]

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