Pall-Ex Group unveils UK Pallets deal

Pall-Ex Group unveils UK Pallets deal

Following the announcement of the proposed closure of UK Pallets, Pall-Ex is offering assistance to the 73 hauliers as well as customers that will be affected.

As the proposed closure processes progress, Pall-Ex and UK Pallets want to ensure that the long-standing customer base is looked after in the appropriate manner. 

To facilitate this, Pall-Ex would meet with all members and customers, and would be officially recommended as the palletised freight network of choice by the UK Mail Group, owner of UK Pallets.

Graeme Wilson, UK Pallet’s managing director, said: “We are keen to support our members and customer base in sourcing an alternative quality network that is flexible enough to meet their needs should UK Pallets cease trading as is currently proposed.”

For Pall-Ex founder and CEO Hilary Devey, the newly proposed deal is a natural move for the network: “Pall-Ex remains true to its founding ambitions of being comprehensive in scope and service, but we’re also well-placed to move quickly when an opportunity presents itself.

“Our ability to rapidly step-in and support both hauliers and customers who may be left exposed by the UK Pallets situation is testament to this mindset, as well as a reflection of our advantage over multi-shareholder owned networks, which tend to be mired in bureaucracy.

“We will be delighted to lend our assistance to those qualifying hauliers who we anticipate being able to flourish within Pall-Ex: demonstrating financial and operational integrity, as well as proving a cultural and ethical fit.”