One of the UK’s leading packing and haulage operators, International Logistics Centre, has embarked on a new venture after becoming the latest company to join Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network.
The family-run Group business, which was founded in 1988, specialises in transportation, shipping, export packing, warehousing and storage. Over the past 30 years, they’ve provided a range of services across the globe - working in Russia, the Artic, Antarctica and the Middle and Far East - and the business has won national awards recognising them for their movement of large gauge freight into the remotest areas of the Congo Jungle.
International Logistics Centre’s Palletways services, which will be offered from their depot in Newark, will also be international – enabling new and existing clients to benefit from industry-leading technology and high-quality logistics services into UK and Europe. From this depot, the company boasts a 50 plus-strong team and a fleet of Artic to 7.5 tonne vehicles.
Commenting on the decision to join the network, Andrew Morris, Managing Director at International Logistics Centre said: “While the business has been running for over 30 years, we think Palletways is a perfect fit for our new venture, especially after considering its mature domestic and pan-European networks, use of innovative technology and commitment to excellent customer service.
“Our family-run business values hard work, respect, commitment and teamwork and our workplace is characterised by the high energy, enthusiasm and effort of our employees. We’re looking forward to bringing this level of enthusiasm as we work closely with the Palletways team and will continue to provide our customers in Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire with a first-rate logistics solution that is truly customised to their needs.”
Barry Byers, Palletways’ network development director, added: “This appointment highlights the importance we place on recruiting the most experienced transport firms in the logistics industry. International Logistics Centre is a great asset to the network and we’re looking forward to drawing on their experience to grow our presence in and around the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire areas.”
International Logistics Centre is now one of over 115 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the 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 450+ depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.