Fakenham firm extends into new European markets

A truck which transports palletised freight. ANL-150415-115312001
A truck which transports palletised freight. ANL-150415-115312001
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Logistics company Jack Richards & Son Ltd, based in Fakenham, is breaking into new markets in eastern Europe.

The company has just announced that it will now be offering a full range of distribution services to Poland and the Baltic countries,including Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

The extension of its international services is being made possible by the distribution company’s membership of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network.

It now means that Jack Richards & Son Ltd provides delivery services to 18 European countries, which also include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Domonic Purslow, principal at Jack Richards & Son Ltd, said: “These new additions to the network are really exciting times for both Palletways and Jack Richards & Son. This adds to our growing pan-European delivery capability and will open up significant new market opportunities for us and our customers.

“We have also launched a new website - www.palletshifter.com - dedicated to the movements of pallets in the UK and Europe. It is being operated from our head office in Fakenham and will help us enhance operational efficiencies and customer experience.”

Luis Zubialde, managing director of Palletways UK Network, added: “Our expansion into Eastern and Northern Europe is part of our wider strategy to extend our geographical presence and provide even more value to our customers. It will be supported by our pan-European IT platform and central customer service operation in Madrid to ensure we provide the best possible customer experience.”

Palletways consists of 400 depots across Europe of which over 100 are in the UK. The company’s distribution networks are made up of independent transport companies, including Jack Richards & Son Ltd, who share each other’s resources to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before.