SuperHub

The SuperHub is the largest drive-through distribution centre in Europe and has the capacity needed to enable growth of member companies. The 38-acre site has 450 truck parking spaces, while single-shift sortation allows for faster turnaround and creates extended delivery windows for member collection and delivery vehicles.

We’ve got it sorted

Built in 2018 with an investment of £65 million, the Palletforce SuperHub in Burton on Trent is at the heart of our growing UK and European distribution operations and delivers a competitive advantage and the capacity to enable growth.

Capacity

Around 500 trucks per night pass through the SuperHub.

Space to thrive

At 620,000 sq ft, the SuperHub can handle over 30,000 pallets of freight daily.

Eco friendly

The SuperHub features rainwater harvesting, LED lighting and electric vehicle charging.

Special deliveries

The SuperHub processes over 4 million pallets of freight every year.

Cutting edge

The smart SuperHub forklifts scan, weigh and image every single pallet of freight.

Far-reaching influence

The SuperHub is the focal point for all deliveries from all over the country and across Europe.

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Give your deliveries a lift

The SuperHub is home to our fleet of Super Forklifts – vehicles fitted with patented technology that means Palletforce is the only network which can automatically scan and weigh goods, ensuring consignments are loaded intelligently, safely, and with minimal environmental impact.

Meanwhile, scanning consoles provide real-time vehicle tracking and notification, with the ability to send online updates as freight moves through the delivery process.

End-to-end delivery excellence

The centre of attention

Over 500 drivers a night pass through the SuperHub and our driver welfare centre ensures they have access to the best facilities.

Innovation

All 4 million pallets the pass through the SuperHub annually are weighed, scanned and imaged to give unrivalled visibility for customers.

Efficiency exemplified

Palletforce is consistently reducing truck turnaround times to get full loads on the road as quickly as possible.

Intelligent design

The entire end-to-end delivery lifecycle is controlled by Alliance, our bespoke IT system which uses artificial intelligence technology to anticipate and avoid issues before they happen, ensuring the highest customer service.

Frequently asked questions

Volume does not come at the expense of safety. An on-site operations team ensures best practice at all times, while all drivers have access to dedicated welfare areas while they are visiting the facility. Palletforce has won 12 consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards, a testament to the safety standards across the business and particularly at the SuperHub.

Demonstrating superior technology and efficiency, Palletforce consistently handles up to 50% more freight per hour than its competitors. Freight sortation and delivery performance has been maintained above the sector average thanks to award-winning Palletforce technology systems. Each forklift truck is fitted with instant scanning, weighing and imaging software which delivers time, service and sustainability benefits.

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Our growth hub

For our members the SuperHub means unparalleled growth opportunities. For our customers, a single hi-tech hub for the reliable distribution of both domestic and international consignments.

Our policy of constantly investing in our bespoke technology platforms and in our workforce ensures that the SuperHub provides the best possible service for all of the 4 million pallets which pass through it every year.

Join Palletforce today

We offer unrivalled benefits to transport companies who share our quality ethos and want to work with the best. For a confidential conversation, contact our member relations team on:

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