Strong Ties In Successful Midlands Partnership
Lichfield-based distribution specialist Palletways Birmingham has announced a renewal of their contract with Simpson Strong-Tie, one of the world’s largest suppliers of structural building products, in a long-standing partnership that has greatly improved the efficiency of the supply chain for local businesses.
Simpson Strong-Tie, who are based in Tamworth, have used Palletways Birmingham as their sole pallet delivery provider since 2007. Palletways Birmingham now handle 26,000 pallets for Simpson Strong-Tie each year
Phil Park, Operations Director at Simpson Strong-Tie, said: “Palletways Birmingham are a great match for our business. Our continuous review of quality, cost, and delivery performance with Palletways has improved our efficiency, avoiding delays and damage to goods, meaning our customers have a more reliable and flexible service”
Palletways Birmingham now share a bespoke integrated IT system that enables all customer service information to be passed seamlessly between the two companies, enabling a more efficient and effective service for customers around the UK and Europe.
Michelle Naylor, General Manager for Palletways Birmingham, said: “Our relationship with Simpson Strong-Tie has gone from strength-to-strength. Working with like-minded businesses that prize strong communication and collaboration, such as Simpson Strong-Tie, exemplifies how an efficient logistics service can support local, national and European growth.”
Since 2011, Simpson Strong Tie has also used Palletways Birmingham for its European distribution and has seen business in this area expand by 30% in 2 years.
Palletways Birmingham is one of over 100 members in the Palletways UK network – Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network. The company’s distribution networks are made up of independent transport companies who share each other’s resources to deliver small consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before.