UK pallet networks join forces to help critical services
The UK’s eight pallet networks have joined together, says the Association of Pallet Networks (APN), to offer their services for the movement of emergency supplies for critical services.
The UK’s pallet networks have 30,000 employees, over 750 depots, a fleet of 23,500 vehicles and offer 100% coverage by postcode.
Moreover pallet network members are leading distribution specialists within their own regions, so they already know their regional distribution centres, essential businesses, hospitals and community hubs.
APN Chairman Paul Sanders says: “We are uniquely placed to offer our services to ensure that emergency supplies coming from anywhere and destined for any corner of the UK, can be delivered quickly, safely and reliably to support critical services, whether in rural or urban settings.
“We would urge the government to take advantage of our unique skills set and infrastructure at this time of national crisis.”
“The supply of emergency supplies for critical operations – not least ensuring food in our supermarkets and well stocked pharmacies and hospitals – is one of the most important aspects of protecting the UK public during this crisis.”
“Our pallet networks are efficient, professional and practised,” says Sanders. “As a sector we are determined to pull together and put our huge resources, skill and professionalism at the disposal of our country.”