The New Year has rung in further developments for award-winning Pallet-Track after Mixed Freight Services, one of the UK’s leading airfreight specialists, became the latest logistics business to join the network.
Based at Heathrow Airport and employing almost 100 staff, Mixed Freight Services took over the TW postcode area on behalf of Wolverhampton-based Pallet-Track on January 4, 2021.
Mixed Freight Services is already the second business to join the Pallet-Track network this year after Caldicot-based Hicks Logistics began looking after the Avonmouth postcodes on the same day.
This is the first time Mixed Freight Services, which has more than 30 years’ experience of the secure end-to-end airfreight supply chain, has been part of a pallet network, but it had built diversification into its long-term strategic plan long before the major reduction in air travel during 2020.
“We had been looking at joining a pallet network at the same time that Pallet-Track was looking for a partner for the postcodes we were interested in,” said Mixed Freight Services’ general manager, Tony Cox, who joined the business two years ago.
“We looked at some of the networks and then, by coincidence, one of Pallet-Track’s network development team walked through the door and asked if we were interested in joining a pallet network.
“I told him his timing was excellent and we had an initial discussion before I was invited up to Wolverhampton to see the hub, where I was impressed with what I saw and heard.
“Pallet-Track was also able to perfectly match our requirements and we are already recruiting new drivers, so we are really looking forward to 2021 as a new chapter for the business,” he added.
Nigel Parkes, founder and managing director of Pallet-Track, said: “Recruiting the highly-experienced Mixed Freight Services to our network and the important TW postcode is a real bonus for Pallet-Track and serendipitous for both parties.
“As Mixed Freight Services is looking to grow, Pallet-Track is also expanding its network depth as well as its strategic offerings in 2021 – watch this space.
“This is a further boost to the network with Mixed Freight Services being the second business to join the Pallet-Track network this year.”