Hessle logistics firm gets makeover after hitting record distribution levels
From left, Carl Andrew and pallet coordinators Carl Abey and Paul Preston with a newly-liveried Neill & Brown lorry
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 2 Mar 2018
A Hessle-based logistics firm is getting a makeover after hitting record distribution levels.
Neill & Brown Global Logistics has invested in new vehicles with new logos after joining the UK’s fastest-growing distribution network, Pall-Ex.
The firm now delivers cargo for the Pall-Ex group in the Midlands, for onward distribution throughout the UK and Ireland, returning with consignments for the HU postcode area.
The Hessle firm now has a range of vehicles for the work, from articulated lorries to rigid tail-lift vehicles and vans for harder-to-reach locations.
The latest, an 18-tonne rigid lorry, supports the ever-growing requirement for collections and deliveries in the region and is among the first group of vehicles to carry the company's new livery and logo.
"After celebrating our centenary last year, we are making a statement of where we are today by bringing in a clean, modern look which will stand out within the business and be distinctive on the road," said chief executive Peter Brown.
Logistics director Carl Andrew said that working with Pall-Ex further enhanced Neill & Brown's UK capabilities by offering cost-effective logistics solutions for the company's local client base and wide-ranging European network.
The relationship with Pall-Ex has taken the total number of pallets handled at the firm's depot at Hessle, to around 25,000 a week and has also led to Neill & Brown winning the award for best new depot of 2017 after joining the network last May.
Mr Andrew said: “We’re pleased to be playing our part in Pall-Ex achieving high levels of efficiency and that our efforts have been recognised in their annual awards.”
“This is down to the hard work of a lot of people including the drivers, warehouse team and office staff. It’s a big team effort.”
Kevin Buchanan, group managing director at Pall-Ex, said at the awards ceremony at East Midlands Conference Centre at the end of January that the winners had been selected on the basis of growth, compliance, quality and ability to maintain strong communications.
He said: “They have gone the extra mile to provide exceptional services to our customers and have demonstrated their commitment to us.”
Pall-Ex started out in 1996 and teams up with more than 100 hauliers to run its operation.
Pall-Ex, whose distribution hub is at Ellistown, Leicestershire, says that by uniting independent haulage companies to work together cooperatively in a network it has introduced improved operating and trunking efficiency.