Pall-Ex

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Pall-Ex.[1] is a palletised freight distribution network, launched in 1996 by Dragons’ Den star Hilary Devey CBE[2]. Its Leicestershire hub is located just south of the village of Ellistown, 2 miles (3.2km) south of Coalville with a northern hub located in Warrington[3][4].

Pall-Ex’s haulage network is based on a hub and spoke model[5]. It operates a network of SME members[6][7][8][9][10] in the UK which transport pallets through its central hub[11]. It also operates in 8 countries in mainland Europe[12].

Pall-Ex is a member of the Association of Pallet Networks.[13], Road Haulage Association, British Safety Council and Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

The company is accredited with the ISO 9001: 2015 standard[14] and has won awards, including Team of the Year (2017) and Customer Care (2018) at the Motor Transport Awards[15].

Pall-Ex customers include Tile Mountain[16][17], Staples Solutions[18] and Jewson.


History[edit]

Hilary Devey gained industry experience at Littlewoods, Tibbett and Britten, Scorpio and TNT[19] before launching Pall-Ex in 1996[20]. On its first night of operation, the network handled 117 pallets[21].

In 2009, Hilary Devey became the first woman to receive the Sir Robert Lawrence Award – the highest accolade from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport[22].

Growth[edit]

Pall-Ex moved into a purpose-built hub near to Ellistown in 2003. Built on a 21-acre brownfield site, the 200,000 sq ft transhipment hub features a non-drive through design and employs 160 staff[23][24].

The company completed a buyout of Cornish network member Intercounty Distribution in 2012[25], which had been a Pall-Ex member for 14 years[26].

Pall-Ex expanded internationally in 2009 when it partnered with domestic hauliers to launch Pall-Ex Italia[27]. Its operation within mainland Europe now covers 8 countries, including Spain[28][29], Portugal[30], France[31], Romania[32], Bulgaria[33], Poland[34][35] and the Benelux territories[36]. Each country operates the hub-and-spoke freight distribution model from its own main hub and enables consignments to be transported Europe-wide[37][38].

In 2017, Pall-Ex purchased Shears Brothers, a logistics firm based in Bournemouth and a member of the Pall-Ex network since 1997[39]

In the same year, the company opened a northern hub in Warrington with 30,000 square feet of warehousing space to service members in the north of England and Scotland[40].

Pall-Ex launched a customer tracking system named MyNexus in 2018 to provide electronic proof of delivery and GPS tracking on consignments[41][42]

References[edit]

  1. "PALL-EX (U.K.) LIMITED - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  2. Dennys, Harriet (2014-12-06). "Dragon's haulage firm boosted by European move". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  3. "Pall-Ex opens new northern hub in Warrington". Warrington and Co. 2017-06-01. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
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  7. Tindall, Chris (2019-03-04). "Austin Wilkinson & Sons finds new home with Pall-Ex". Motor Transport. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  8. O’Connell, Sandra (2019-01-27). "It dawned on me I could earn lorry loads as an early riser". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  9. "The Green Group signs up to be part of the big Pall-Ex network". www.yorkshirepost.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  10. Media, Insider. "Pall-Ex welcomes five new members". Insider Media Ltd. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  11. "Customer service drives up Pall-Ex corporate growth to over £14.5M". CILT(UK). Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  12. "Pall-Ex Europe's pallet volumes on the rise". SHD Logistics News. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  13. "Membership". www.theapn.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
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  16. James, Laura (2019-07-26). "Logisitics firm Pall-Ex reaps the benefits of Tile Mountain growth". birminghampost. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  17. "HSS MAGAZINE - Tile Mountain reduces stock damage in transit". www.hsssearch.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
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  19. "BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Dragons' Den - Hilary Devey". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  20. "Hilary Devey: I built £100m firm after misogynist bank manager said no". This is Money. 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  21. Moya, Elena (2010-10-22). "Can Hilary Devey drive a truck? The Pall-Ex founder can certainly drive a freight revolution". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  22. www.logisticsmanager.com https://www.logisticsmanager.com/12496-devey-is-first-woman-to-win-cilts-premier-award/. Retrieved 2019-11-07. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. Media, Insider. "Turnover passes milestone at logistics giant". Insider Media Ltd. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  24. Millett, Carol (2019-07-16). "Pall-Ex signs up to Armed Forces Covenant in bid to help veterans and tackle driver shortage". Motor Transport. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  25. Media, Insider. "Pall-Ex snaps up Intercounty". Insider Media Ltd. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  26. "Pall-Ex buys network member Intercounty". www.commercialmotor.com. 2012-12-06. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  27. "Pall-Ex Italia Marks 10th Anniversary with Record Turnover". Logistics Business® Magazine. 2019-03-13. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
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  29. "Pall-Ex Iberia marks first year success with network expansion". SHD Logistics News. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  30. "New growth plans mark Pall-Ex Iberia's first anniversary". Midlands Business News. 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  31. "FBJ | Tag Archive | Pall-Ex France". Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  32. "Pall-Ex România, jucător pe piața de transport și distribuție expres de marfă paletizată, a inaugurat un nou hub de logistică din România. Investiția depășește 6 mil. euro". Forbes.ro (in română). 2019-04-18. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  33. Pegden, Tom (2017-06-28). "Freight specialist Pall-Ex lays foundations to grow". leicestermercury. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  34. Media, Insider. "Pall-Ex launches Poland Network". Insider Media Ltd. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  35. "Pall-Ex Polska fuels network's growth". www.commercialmotor.com. 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  36. Media, Insider. "Pall-Ex to launch Benelux hub". Insider Media Ltd. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  37. "Pall–Ex pioneering pallet network celebrates 20 years of leading the market". Warehouse & Logistics News. 2017-01-29. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  38. "Pall-Ex Europe turns up the volume". Warehouse & Logistics News. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  39. Ltd, Insider Media. "Logistics company bought by Pall-Ex network". Insider Media Ltd. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  40. "INVESTMENT IN NEW NORTHERN HUB FOR PALL-EX | Transport Monthly Magazine". Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  41. Millett, Carol (2018-11-28). "Pall-Ex accelerates drive into B2C market". Motor Transport. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  42. "Pall-Ex looks to deliver more with new IT and business development manager in place". Motor Transport. 2019-01-18. Retrieved 2019-11-07.

External links[edit]

Official website


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