£1m invested into Lichfield distribution facility

A £1m investment has been made by Palletways into its Fradley Hub, boosting its distribution capabilities to move up to 3,000 extra pallets a day.

The palletised freight delivery firm said it made the move after experiencing a surge in customer demand for consumer household goods, including gardening materials, furniture, and home appliances.

To meet this, Palletways has re-purposed one of its two fulfilment centres into a sixth distribution facility, creating an extra 50,000 sq ft of floor space.

Mike Harrison, operations director for Palletways, explained: “This new distribution centre is all about us building additional capacity, capability, efficiency and ultimately resilience into our operations here.

“What this investment demonstrates is that within our existing property estate, we have the flexibility to rapidly scale up to meet our customers’ needs – when they get a surge in orders and need pallets of goods moved around the country, we are ready operationally to meet that challenge and help them to grow their businesses.

“Our £1m investment in our own infrastructure is designed to maximise the services and capability we deliver to customers who have all seen the immediate benefits of our action”.

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