German hub to boost Active Carriers

Tipton logistics company Active Carriers has expanded its services across Europe with access to a new super hub in Knüllwald in central Germany

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Active Carriers is a member of the Palletways network

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As a member of Fradley-based Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, Active Carriers at Coneygre Estate and its customers will benefit from a new £10 million hub facility that has been established in central Germany.

The investment is in response to the increasing volumes currently handled by 56 German members in the Palletways network. The new 50,000 sq metres site includes a 7,300 sq m transhipment hall, parking and infrastructure, which will upgrade services from the existing hub in Homberg and triple the delivery capacity across the region, and increase productivity by 10 per cent across Europe.

Palletways has also reserved space at the site for another, almost equally large area to accommodate future growth and create storage capacity for fulfilment services. The new hub provides improved international services and core Palletways service centre drop-off and collection services for delivery of goods across Europe, backed by state-of-the-art operational processes, modern barcode scanning system and mechanical handling equipment.

Germany is one of the 20 countries that Active Carriers now delivers to across Europe and director Paul Adams said: “We can collect all small goods on one vehicle and deliver to multiple locations across Europe.

The new hub facility in Knüllwald will enable us to offer a more frequent service to Germany opening up new market opportunities for our business and customers.”

Dave Walmsley, managing director of Palletways UK, said: “The new hub offers an outstanding improvement to our European connections for our UK customers. In-bound and outbound volumes between the UK and Germany will move across the network faster and more efficiently than before, which presents the opportunity for us to improve our customer service even further.”

The new hub is fully supported by Palletways award winning IT platform and customer service operation, enabling real time visibility of all consignments throughout their journey.

Active Carriers is one of around 400 members of Palletways’ European distribution network, all independent transport operators which share resources to deliver small consignments of palletised freight to market.

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