Fortec recruits two new members in Kent

The Fortec Distribution Network, which specialises in pallet delivery throughout the UK and Ireland, has strengthened its presence in Kent with the recruitment of two new members – Eminence Logistics and Boxley Haulage.

The addition of the two companies comes as the pallet distribution network seeks to continue providing a more efficient, cost effective service to end user customers and to build a competitive edge over its rivals.

Based near Maidstone, Eminence Logistics was first formed three years ago – originally as a third party logistics provider.  Today the company has three warehouses with 30,000 sq. ft. and operates 12 vehicles.  It will cover parts of Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Uckfield for Fortec.

Colin Burman, Eminence Logistics’ managing director, said: “We chose Fortec as it is a cultural fit with our own company.  The company operates on the same ideals and ethos as us and I was impressed with its robust systems.

“I had been speaking with the network for a couple of months before we joined and in that time I felt I had a good rapport with the company – they understand what I want and need and I feel they are the best people to deliver it.”

Established in 2013, Boxley Haulage hit the ground running and by the end of its first week the company had already invested in a second vehicle.  The company has since enjoyed continuous growth at a steady pace and today employs 25 staff and operates a 12-strong fleet.  It now has a database of 56 clients and is looking for a larger site to grow into, either in Gravesend or Medway.

Paul Searing, Boxley Haulage’s operations director, confirmed: “We had considered a few different networks but there were a few reasons we signed to Fortec.  Their offering was the most suitable for my needs and I had heard really excellent things about them word-of-mouth through my contacts in the transport industry.

“I had deliberately sought advice and recommendations on the various networks but with Fortec I was consistently hearing good things.”