The largest herbage seed business in the UK and Europe has planted its logistics business with Warwickshire-based haulier, Allelys.
Allelys, part of the Palletways European palletised freight distribution network, won the DLF Trifolium contract after a competitive tender process. The haulier will be responsible for DLF Trifolium’s Economy and Next Day pallet deliveries across the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands. At the height of the season, Allelys expects to collect up to 100 pallets per day for delivery into the UK’s garden centres and retail outlets.
Dave Allely, Managing Director at the Allelys Group, said: “Several local established pallet members were in the mix to tender for this business but it was our commitment to customer service combined with the fantastic visibility provided by Palletways’ Digital Information Hub that resulted in us being awarded the contract.
“We joined the Palletways network just last year and to secure a contract as prestigious as this is a huge coup for everyone at Allelys. The win will enable us to balance our trailer freight in and out of the hub and gives us a confident start to our pallet network future. Long term, we are looking forward to supporting DLF Trifolium with their European shipments but for now, we are focusing on delivering a first-class service.”
Martin Swinnerton, from Worcestershire-based DLF Trifolium, added: “We conducted a review of our pallet distribution partners over the winter, liaising with all the major players, and decided that working with Allelys, who are part of Palletways, made sound commercial sense. A combination of first-class IT support and a local Palletways partner just six miles from our site meant that rival firms just couldn’t compete. We are looking forward to developing our partnership with Allelys and reaping the rewards of the increased facilities that they are providing at their site.”
Allelys Group, which incorporates both general, heavy haulage and machinery movements, is renowned for its expertise in the delivery of over-sized and abnormal loads, such as railway rolling stock and electrical transformers for major sub stations. The family-run business was founded in 1964 and originally transported livestock. Today Allelys operates over 30 general haulage vehicles and also owns several Franna cranes.
DLF Trifolium Limited is the largest and fastest growing grass seed company in the UK. As part of the Danish International grass seed organisation, DLT Trifolium with over 100 years experience in plant breeding and seed production, is strategically positioned to ensure the success of its various brands.