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European palletised freight network, Pall-Ex Group, has announced the arrival of three new members to its growing UK portfolio.

Hinckley-based Armstrong Logistics will provide network services throughout the DN postcode area; K2 Transport, who will operate in parts of the TN and BN postcodes; and Currie European Transport Ltd will cover parts of CA, DG and TD.

Armstrong Logistics takes over the helm following a recent northern reshuffle as it looks to expand its business through the Pall-Ex network, by offering additional services to its customers.

The logistics firm has a 50-strong fleet of vehicles across its three UK warehouses and is already an approved logistics partner with supermarket chain Aldi.

With a focus on international long distance and light haulage, the team at Armstrong Logistics are keen to utilise Pall-Ex’s growing European network as transport manager Richard Cooper, explains:

“Joining Pall-Ex was a logical decision for the company as we look to take our business to the next level, through the development of new partnerships and improved customer service for our current clients.

“This new membership agreement will allow us to access new areas on the continent that were previously unreachable, reducing costs for the business and our customers.”

East Sussex-based K2 Transport also joins the network on the back of a successful 2015.

Having been established for three years, the general haulage specialist has recently recruited seven new members of staff, with its fleet now standing at 8 vehicles strong.

Nick Pearce, transport director at K2 Transport, said:

“We are keen to offer a greater range of services to our customers and joining the Pall-Ex network will allow us to do this. This membership was a natural step for K2 Transport and will act as a catalyst for business growth, allowing us to diversify into new markets and increase our client base.”

With a combined fleet of 750 vehicles, Dumfries-based Currie European Transport Ltd will utilise its new membership to further develop its well-established domestic and European offering to customers that includes next day and 48-hour delivery service.

Stephen Turner, managing director at Currie European Transport Ltd, adds:

“Joining Pall-Ex will allow us to process our deliveries more cost effectively, particularly for the shipment of smaller pallet quantities. This will fulfill a gap in our previous range, allowing us to offer services to smaller local businesses and multinational corporations.”

Pall-Ex director of network services, Sue Hodgson, concludes:

“Armstrong Logistics, K2 Transport and Currie European Transport Ltd will play instrumental roles in the development of the Pall-Ex network, both in the UK and internationally. I look forward to seeing these businesses utilise the network to its full potential to fuel business growth and improve service quality.”

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