Speed Welshpool, a member of Palletways, the UK’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has landed a new contract with a garden giftware firm that supplies a range of UK retailers with unique nature-inspired gifts.
Ludlow-based Fallen Fruits has appointed Speed Welshpool to deliver around 500 pallets per month of garden giftware to a range of major retailers in the UK including Amazon depots, National Trust, Grattan, garden centre chains, independents and high street gift shops. The haulier will also make occasional pallet deliveries to Europe.
Nick Jackson, operations manager at Fallen Fruits, said: “Speed Welshpool proved it could provide an efficient service into Amazon depots, which our previous carrier was unable to do. This meant we were forced into using one of Amazon’s preferred carriers which was costly. Using Speed Welshpool means we’re able to combine our Amazon deliveries with our normal traffic and achieve significant cost savings.
“What also impressed us was having visibility of our consignments which we can track really simply using Palletways’ online portal. Its archway scanning process has also proved useful when we want to track pallet conditions and movements.”
George Edwards, managing director at Speed Welshpool, added: “Fallen Fruits had worked with a previous carrier for more than ten years so we really had to prove our worth. Our ability to deliver into Amazon distribution centres combined with our technical expertise in terms of tracking and tracing consignments were key. We’re looking forward to increasing the number of pallet movements as Fallen Fruits continues to grow.”
In addition to palletised freight, Speed Welshpool, based on the Wales/England border, handles small parcels to awkward and heavy irregular freight. It also offers a bespoke logistics and haulage service.
Palletways’ Archway Scanning System provides full visibility of vehicle and pallet movements. This unique and ground-breaking system was designed and developed by Palletways to automatically scan and photograph in high definition, every vehicle and every pallet handled by its UK national hub and to enable all stakeholders to access the data and photographic images in real time. This practically eliminates missing pallets, damage, theft and security issues, and the possibility of false claims for loss or damage of goods.
Palletways consists of 400 depots across Europe, of which more than 110 are in the UK. The company’s distribution networks are made up of independent transport companies, including Speed Welshpool, that share each other’s resources to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market with the highest levels of service.
Caption: Speed Welshpool has landed a new contract with Fallen Fruits