Introduction to Palletways

About Palletways

Palletways started in 1994 with our UK business based in Lichfield, Staffordshire. After 10 years of successful trading, the business then opened facilities in Europe starting with Nijmegen in the Netherlands, quickly followed by Spain, Italy and Germany and in 2018 we started a brand new network in Hungary. Today the business has an International business based in Switzerland which runs pan-European services within 24 countries, via over 450 depots between a strategically placed network of 23 hubs.

We pride ourselves in recruiting forward thinking people which has allowed us to continually innovate and change the way palletised freight is managed and delivered.  This in turn creates huge benefits for our members which is why we are the express palletised freight company to be a part of.

In 2016 Palletways became the express palletised freight arm of Imperial Logistics and the business has continued to grow from strength to strength. Imperial Logistics has enabled us to strengthen our position in Europe, helping to achieve the goal of “European pallet network of natural choice” for the distribution of express palletised freight.


About Imperial

Imperial operates within 32 countries, employing over 27,000 people and is ranked within the top 30 global logistics providers. Listed on the JSE in South Africa, this African and European focused logistics provider, specialises in contract logistics, integrated freight management and market access services.

Imperial focuses on five key industry verticals:

  • Industrial
  • Healthcare
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer
  • Automotive

Meet our management team


Luis Zubialde

CEO, Palletways Group


Chris Walters

Group IT Director


Michael Sterk

Chief Commercial Officer


Simon Meadows

Finance Director


Robert Gittins

Managing Director, Palletways UK


Gregorio Hernando

Managing Director, Palletways Iberia


Colin Glencross

Managing Director, Palletways International


Abraham Garcia

Managing Director, Palletways Germany


Massimiliano Peres

CEO, Palletways Italy


Peter Kovacs

Managing Director, Palletways Hungary


Rob Manders

General Manager, Palletways Benelux

Our mission and values

Our mission, together with our members, is to deliver a real and positive difference to our customers’ business performance. We will achieve this by the provision of service excellence through the creation of express freight pallet networks Europe-wide.

  • We provide value to our customers
  • We strive to have satisfied profitable members
  • We are enthusiastic and passionate in achieving our goals
  • We encourage innovation
  • We work with integrity
  • We operate a consistent and fair business model with our members
  • We encourage employee development in conjunction with the company’s growth


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