A West Yorkshire haulier is driving into a new era after becoming a shareholder member of the nationwide Pallet-Track network.
Wakefield-based A. Davies Transport Ltd has made the move to the palletised network as part of its ongoing growth strategy and will create three new jobs as a result of the new partnership.
The logistics specialist works with a wide range of customers across West Yorkshire, including those in the food and drink, retail, construction and printing sectors.
The family-run company was established by managing director, Andy Davies, with one truck in 2007 and now operates a fleet of 38 vehicles and 60 trailers, and a team of 55 staff, from a 55,000 sq ft facility.
Andy Davies, managing director at A. Davies Transport, said: “We thought long and hard about our service proposition and finding the right pallet network to support our growth.
“As a robust, quality network, Pallet-Track is a great fit for our business and is aligned with our core values, while offering a number of features which will benefit our operation and our customers, particularly as we grow.
“This move will enable us to utilise the most up-to-date IT systems and technologies and provide our customers with the very best systems the industry has to offer, including pallet tracking, SMS alerts and mandatory proof of delivery photos.
“We have been in a pallet network for well over a decade now and it is a vital service offering for all our customers, having a strong partner network across the UK is essential for us.
“Pallet-Track gives us the robust platform we need to futureproof our business and to expand our operation, while also creating new jobs.
“Our strategy for growth is structured around supporting our customers in their growth plans whilst ensuring our team enjoy ongoing training and development through the continued reinvestment in our business.”
Caroline Green, chief executive at Pallet-Track, said: “A. Davies Transport has a first-class reputation in West Yorkshire and a proven track record, so we are delighted to welcome the team to the Pallet-Track network.
“As a network, we continue to attract high-calibre members and A. Davies Transport brings the commitment to customer service and working in partnership that runs throughout Pallet-Track.
“This will strengthen our service offering in the region and improve efficiencies, and we are pleased to know this will also create jobs for local people.
“We look forward to working with the business to support its ongoing growth plans.”
The Pallet-Track network is made up of more than 90 independent logistics companies which work collectively to collect and deliver palletised freight throughout the UK.
For more information on A. Davies Transport Ltd, visit www.adaviestransportltd.com.