Foulger Transport has quit Palletways to become the seventh Kinaxia subsidiary to join Palletforce – following in the footsteps of Lambert Brothers, Panic Transport, William Kirk, N C Cammack, Maiden’s of Telford and Bay Freight.
Palletforce has also announced this week that Sprint Xpress, another East Anglian haulier, has joined its network, having defected from United Pallet Network (UPN).
Snetterton-based Foulger Transport will cover central Norfolk, including Norwich and Dereham, whilst Sprint Xpress will cover NR postcodes around north and east Norfolk, including Fakenham and Great Yarmouth.
Foulger Transport, which specialises in general haulage, palletised freight and warehousing, operates a fleet of 60 vehicles and boasts a broad base of clients in the retail, manufacturing, food and pharmaceutical sectors.
Mike Ketteringham, Foulger Transport general manager, said: “A number of other Kinaxia companies are members of Palletforce and they all talk about the collaborative approach that Palletforce fosters and its approach to quality.
“Palletforce will help provide us with the platform we need to extend network operations in the area and we look forward to leveraging the commercial opportunities that will provide.”
Sprint Xpress is a family owned company with a base next to Norwich Airport. It has operating licences for 11 trucks and six trailers.
Sarah Coulthard-Caine, Sprint Xpress depot principal, said: “The opportunity to join Palletforce was too good to miss. The network has a reputation for service prestige and we felt it was a great fit to help us take Sprint Xpress forward.
“Our major customers distribute time sensitive print and packaging products nationwide so the Palletforce network model offers reliability, efficiency and environmental benefits, alongside the confidence that the expertise of local members will ensure a premium quality service.”
David Breeze, Palletforce network development director, said: “We welcome both Foulger Transport and Sprint Xpress to Palletforce as we continue to add high quality members that focus on service excellence.
“They share our network’s collaborative approach, not only will that help them grow and develop their businesses locally but it will ensure our members’ nationwide customers will receive unrivalled service across Norfolk.”
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