Palletways crafts logistics solution for independent edinburgh brewery

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One of Scotland’s most successful and reputable breweries has appointed Palletways Edinburgh as its logistics partner.

Stewart Brewing required a logistics provider that could deliver locally, throughout Scotland and into England to expand the availability of its products.

Kirsty Menzies, logistics manager at Stewart Brewing, said: “Our business is based on three basic principles; to produce beers of the highest quality possible, provide an exceptional service to our customers and to have fun doing it. Working with Palletways Edinburgh fits perfectly with our ethos and we have confidence that our customers will receive their pallets undamaged and on-time.

“Palletways Edinburgh offers an efficient service and importantly, their user-friendly portal ensures our telesales team have clear visibility of all our consignments so they can easily track pallet movements.

“Working with Palletways Edinburgh also means we’re able to take on new long-distance and larger accounts which is helping us to grow as a business.”

Vanda Roberts, general manager at Palletways Edinburgh, added: "We’re working hard to provide Stewart Brewing with a first-class reliable service which will serve to strengthen and maintain the reputation they’ve built over the years.”

Palletways’ Archway Scanning System provides full visibility of vehicle and pallet movements. This unique and ground-breaking system was designed and developed by Palletways to automatically scan and photograph in high definition, every vehicle and every pallet handled by its UK national hub and to enable all stakeholders to access the data and photographic images in real time. This practically eliminates missing pallets, damage, theft and security issues.

Stewart Brewing, established in 2004, is an independent craft brewery based in Loanhead, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The company produces beer in small batches, which are available in around 200 real ale pubs in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife, the Borders, Glasgow and Newcastle. It launched a range of canned and bottled beers in 2009.  The company also sells mini casks and bottled beers from its brewery shop. In addition It also has a tasting room in Leith. Its custom-built premises, which are open to members of the public, boasts a range of facilities such as its experimental brew-it-yourself and the UK’s first Craft Beer Kitchen and an 18 tap Growler Fill Station.

Palletways Edinburgh benefits from shared expertise and resources from within the Palletways group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group, famed for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, comprises 400+ depots and 23 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.


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