Palletforce opens £30m distribution centre
The UK’s single largest pallet distribution centre will be officially opened this month following a £30m investment by leading palletised transport network Palletforce.
THE UK’s single largest pallet distribution centre will be officially opened this month – following a £30million investment by leading palletised transport network Palletforce.
The new ‘Palletforce hub’, overlooking the A38 at Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, will act as a nerve centre for the overnight delivery of palletised goods across the UK and Europe.
From humble beginnings in 2001, it has built a network of 100 transport depots across the country and now has 4,500 people working to deliver a wide range of goods that are used in our every day lives.
Around 80 staff will work at the new Hub which is optimally located close to one of the country’s major road transport distribution arteries.
The 380,000sq ft custom-designed distribution hub will operate 24 hours a day and is so big that it could house eight football pitches… or 1,736 double deck buses end to end.
It has been carefully planned over the last two years to ensure ‘smart technologies’ are used to give faster delivery turnaround and an unrivalled transport distribution operation.
Currently there are 100 transport depots across the UK who make up the powerful Palletforce distribution network – these stretch from Inverness to Truro, and together they serve thousands of customers, including many major brands and leading high street retailers.